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Claus Ibsen09/01/14
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Apache Camel 2.14 on the way

The Apache Camel 2.14 release is expected out in September 2014. We will try to see if we are ready next week to start cutting the release. If you have anything you want included or fixed then its time now to speak up.

Nikita Salnikov...08/31/14
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Leaking GPU memory - Google Chrome Edition

Our bread and butter is still memory leak detection, which was very clearly reminded to us when tracing down a GPU memory leak in a browser.

Gil Zilberfeld08/29/14
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Superman vs. Batman: The Agile Version

I used to be Superman. I could do anything I wanted, and no one would tell me I was wrong. But Superman can be wrong. And when Superman makes a mistake, it can be a crucial mistake for the organization. In short, we don’t need Superman. We need Batman and Robin.

Maarten Ectors08/29/14
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The Next IT revolution: Micro-Servers and Local Cloud

The next IT revolution is about to happen however. Those proprietary hardware platforms will soon give room for commodity multi-core processors from ARM, Intel, etc. General purpose operating systems will replace legacy proprietary and embedded predecessors.

Dave Bush08/29/14
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It is Called “Unit Testing” for a Reason

Simply, a unit is one feature or functionality that your application needs to perform. The problem I see most people have is not that they don’t know how to test a unit so much as they don’t understand what “a feature” or “a function”.

Johanna Rothman08/29/14
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Capacity Planning and the Project Portfolio

If you are considering doing capacity planning on what the teams can do based on their estimation or previous capacity, don’t do it. First, you can’t possibly know based on previous data. Why? Because the teams are interconnected in interesting ways.

Reza Rahman08/29/14
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Java EE 8 Takes Off!

A big day for Java EE - Java EE 8 is now officially launched as JSR 366 via the JCP process. As you might have expected the primary focus areas are HTTP 2/HTML 5 support, CDI/managed bean alignment, cloud support and Java SE alignment.

Ian Skerrett08/29/14
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Welcome to the New Eclipse IoT Top-Level Project

I am thrilled to announce the Eclipse Board of Directors has formally approved the creation of the Eclipse IoT top-level project. This is an important milestone for our vision of creating an open source community that is creating the technology to power the Internet of Things (IoT).

Peter Zaitsev08/29/14
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OpenStack Trove Day 2014 Recap: MySQL and DBaaS

The OpenStack Open Source Database as a Service Mission: To provide scalable and reliable Cloud Database as a Service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines, and to continue to improve its fully-featured and extensible open source framework.

Borislav Iordanov08/29/14
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Where are the JVM Scripting IDEs?

Production code is being written, dynamic language code bases are growing, whole projects don't even have any Java code proper. Yet when it comes to tooling, the space is meager to say the least.

Reza Rahman08/29/14
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Spotlight on GlassFish 4.0.1: #1 JDBC Realm

There has been some refactoring between GF 3.x and GF 4.0. One unfortunate consequence of that refactoring is that the JDBC Auth Realm package has changed between those 2 GF versions. This can cause some obvious issues when moving, from GF 3.x to GF 4.0, an application using the JDBC Realm!

Tomasz Nurkiewicz08/28/14
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URL shortener service in 42 lines of code in... Java (?!)

Apparently writing a URL shortener service is the new "Hello, world!" in the IoT/microservice/era world. So my inner anti-hipster asked: how long would it be in Java? But not plain Java, for goodness' sake. Spring Boot with Spring Data Redis are a good starting point. All we need is a simple controller handling GET and POST:

Paul Hammant08/28/14
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Provisioning, Deployment and Application Config Cycles

In my opinion: provisioning should be via “Infrastructure as Code," deployment of application binaries is as it’s conventionally understood today, and application config should be “Configuration as Code.” Here’s a handy diagram of all that, for a single hypothetical environment.

Phil Whelan08/28/14
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PaaS Services Roundup

For developers, one of the many cool things about using a PaaS is that you can easily connect your application to any type of service instead of being limited to what your IT department officially provides.

Omri Erel08/28/14
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Important SaaS Development Platform Checklist

SaaS development platform checklist includes a number of factors: the impact of SaaS applications on IT, IT roles and responsibilities, as well as the impact on regulatory compliance, and so on, and all these play an important role in successful deployment.