Author Archives: Breandan Considine

Java Annotated Monthly – December 2014

One of the reasons Java’s ecosystem is so healthy is the enormous variety of choice it provides, from development tools to runtime environments. Too much choice can often be puzzling, but equipped with the right information, choice is fundamentally empowering. … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – November 2014

It continually astonishes me how quickly the Java landscape changes. A year ago, reactive programming was over thirty years old. Five years ago, clouds were a weather pattern. Where will our industry be in the next five years? What obstacles … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – October 2014

This month, we had the chance to meet thousands of you at the 19th annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco, and learn how developers from around the world are helping build a better Java ecosystem. Today is a tremendously exciting … Continue reading

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Inspection Connection – Issue #5, Encapsulation Examination

Encapsulation is a simple but powerful concept in software engineering that often goes hand-in hand with abstraction. In OOP, we use these two principles to help model mundane and complex systems, from physical processes to digital transactions, however these terms … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #4, Duplication Detection

One of the core principles of computer programming is eliminating manual repetition. Not only is repeated code time-consuming to read and review, it is disproportionately complex to maintain and provides a ready source of bugs when one copy changes. Yet … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #3, Annotation Validation

Android developers will be familiar with the concept of resource IDs, which are unique integers generated by the Android Asset Packaging Tool (aapt) for accessing resources within your application through the static class, R. Resource IDs are assigned to all … Continue reading

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Touring Plugins – Floobits

Software has become an increasingly cooperative process, both for applications themselves and for those who build them. With today’s developer teams spanning classrooms and continents, good interprocess communication is critical, and Floobits can help. Floobits is a real-time collaborative editor, … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #2, Proposition Transformation

Boolean algebra can be difficult to reason about, which is why IntelliJ IDEA provides several inspections and intentions to simplify boolean expressions, improve readability and help make your code less prone to bugs. Here are just a few you may … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #1, Migration Translation

The release of JDK 8 has introduced a number of new language features into Java vernacular. In this issue of The Inspection Connection, we will examine eight useful inspections that IntelliJ IDEA provides to help you become more fluent in functional … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – September 2014

The Java Annotated Monthly is your one source for the latest developments from the Java community and beyond. Each month, we highlight the most interesting content around the web, from developers like you. This month’s issue is dedicated to Robbie … Continue reading

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