Author Archives: Breandan Considine

Java Annotated Monthly – May 2015

When we talk about Java programming, we are often reminded of classes with formidable names like AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean and legacy code filled with enterprise integration patterns and layers of indirection. But despite some cynicism for its enterprise traditions, Java is teeming … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – April 2015

Craftsmanship has a long tradition in other skilled trades, and as software developers, we are starting to recognize the importance of well-crafted code. A single piece of code can reach millions. A few hours of careful design can save days, … Continue reading

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Docker Support in IntelliJ IDEA 14.1

As developers, we can all agree that shipping code should be easy. Whether deploying to a local testing or staging server, our laptop, or a Unix box halfway around the world, builds should be portable, predictable and (mostly) painless. But … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – March 2015

As programmers, we try our best to avoid repetition. Repetition comes in different shapes and sizes – in methods, classes and projects, but in many ways repetition is unavoidable. IDEs may help detect repetition and improve productivity, but sometimes the … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – February 2015

In February’s edition of the Java Annotated, we’ll cover the latest JVM research, new developments from GWT and resources for mobile developers. On the Java Annotated Monthly, we travel far and wide to bring you the latest news from around … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – January 2015

This year promises to be full of exciting news in the Java community. From new mobile platforms to emerging languages on the JVM, we will keep you informed of the latest developments throughout the industry, and look forward to being … Continue reading

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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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