Weekly Links 2010-41

Ok this week I didn’t have much time for reading the net, however here are some interesting links

5 things you didn’t know about … Apache Maven

La libertà non ha prezzo: come liberarsi di GMail (Italian)

Announcing Amino, a new UI toolkit for Desktop Java

Oracle and IBM Collaborate to Accelerate Java Innovation Through OpenJDK

Oracle’s strategy is now clear

IBM and Oracle to Collaborate on OpenJDK

Peace breaks out?!?

Maven Dependecy JAR Configuration

Use JavaFX to quickly create applications

How free is the OpenJDK?

Mockito – Pros, Cons, and Best Practices

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Weekly links 2010-37

Yes I know, it’s late… 🙂

Junction: hard links on Windows

Symlink on windows…

Introduction to Spring Tutorial

a mix of screencast and tutorials that introduct the spring framework

5 things you didn’t know about … Everyday Java tools

Some Java™ tools defy categorization and are frequently collected under the rubric of “things that work.” This installment of 5 things offers up a collection of tools you’ll be glad to have, even if you end up storing them in your kitchen drawer.

The Seven Wastes of Software Development

How To Deal With Interfaces In Java EE 6 (or no more Impl)

Java Concurrency – Part 5 : Monitors (Locks and Conditions)

Weekly links 2010-32

During these weeks I was too busy for contributing the weekly link. Here it is one for this week 🙂

Maven is good, but needs some love

…But Maven needs a proper and clean environment…

Functional Programming Concepts in JDK 7 | Javalobby

Kent Beck’s Test Driven Development Screencasts

Following the recommendations of Corey Haines, Michael Guterl, James Martin and Michael Hunger I decided to get Kent Beck’s screencasts on Test Driven Development which have been published by the Pragmatic Programmers.

Testing REST Web Services With JPA and Spring

REST Web Services can be particularly difficult to test, with the need for networking, a web container, multiple threads and transaction management creating extra complexity beyond your standard unit test. In this article I demonstrate patterns designed to address this complexity while enabling complete testing of your REST web service stack.

Oracle shuts down open source test servers

No One Nos: Learning to Say No to Bad Ideas

No. One word, a complete sentence. We all learned to say it around our first birthday, so why do we have such a hard time saying it now when it comes to our work?

Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings

Every meeting is an opportunity. Why waste your first one?

5 things you didn’t know about … Java Database Connectivity

JDBC is more than a background player in database connectivity. The more you know about it, the more efficient your RDBMS interactions will be.

Have you upgraded your Java 1.6_21 to Java 1.6_21?

Selenium 2/Web Driver – the land where Page Objects are king!

12 Things A Programmer Really Needs To Know

URL-based Locale

Spring Reading – Getting Started with Spring Framework

[WSAD] changing default workspace

What if in Websphere Studio Application Developer you have set a workspace as default and now you want to change it?

Setting a workspace as default make WSAD not asking you for which workspace to use. If you have to reset the option execute WSAD from command line with the -setworkspace parameter.

On windows systems the location probably is the following

C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere Studio\Application Developer\v5.1.1>wsappdev.exe -setworkspace

Maybe this could even work for pure eclipse but I’ve not tested it.