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

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Weekly links 2010-28

Profile Your Applications with Java VisualVM | Javalobby

When you need to discover what part of an application is consuming more CPU or memory, you need to use a profiler. One profiler, packed by default with the Sun JDK is Java VisualVM.

How Can Oracle Make JavaFX More Popular? | Javalobby

A nice reflection (especially in comments) about this Oracle/Sun technology.

Patterns For Better Unit Testing With JPA | Javalobby

An example on hot handle Unit Tests and generally TDD for applications that highly interact with a database.

Steve On Java » Open Source JavaFX Petition

A petition for asking Oracle to make JavaFX open source.

Betwixt the Brackets

A nice and concise explanation on how to convert java object into XML.

Betwixt the Brackets