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CDI 2.0 Early Draft Released!

CDI has become one of the key APIs in Java EE since it was first included in Java EE 6. Since then we have seen two minor releases of CDI - CDI 1.1 and CDI 1.2. CDI 2 by comparison promises a significantly larger set of changes and is an opportunity to really push the boundaries for standard dependency injection for Java. Show More Summary

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future…

There’s a post on the fetch() API by Ludovico Fischer doing the rounds. As a co-instigator for adding the API to the platform, it’s always a curious thing to read commentary about an API you designed, but this one more than most. ItShow More Summary

Learn How to Add Barcode Scanner with Database Search to Your App

We know that developers love examples. One of the most requested example is how to build an app with barcode scanner and search the database. We created an app example that does exactly that. This example shows how to use the barcode scanner to scan a product then search the database for that code. Show More Summary

Final Spring Data Service Releases Evans SR3 and Dijkstra SR6 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team I’d like to announce the availability of the final service release of the Spring Data release trains Evans and Dijkstra. Evans SR3 ships 114 tickets fixed, Dijkstra SR6 has 56 bugs squashed. Dijkstra is the last release train compatible with Spring 3.2 and picks up the latest service release of that as well. Show More Summary

Get Your Mobile Development Questions Answered – Office Hours

View this recording to get your mobile development questions answered. We held our first Office Hours session where developers asked questions and we answered them in real time. Want to learn more? Check out our YouTube channel for many more videos on mobile development.

What Creates Trust in Your Organization?

I published my most recent newsletter, Creating Trustworthy Estimates, this past week. I also noted on Twitter that one person said his estimates created trust in his organization. (He was responding to a #noestimate post that I had retweeted.) Sometimes, estimates do create trust. Show More Summary

Minecon 2015 – Minecraft Modding Workshop and Education Panel

Devoxx4Kids Minecraft Modding workshop has been used all around the world by kids as their first introduction to Java programming, even programming in several cases. This workshop has been delivered at our meetups, corporate events such...Show More Summary

Cascading 3.0 Maintenance Release

We have just published a new maintenance release 3.0.1 of Cascading. This release resolves the following issue: – Fixed issue in c.f.t.p.Hadoop2TezFlowStepJob where the LocalResources were not passed to the AppMaster correctly causing ClassNotFoundException during split calculation for custom InputFormats. Show More Summary

Research Triangle Software Symposium - Aug 21 - 22, 2015

No Fluff Just Stuff is pleased to announce the Research Triangle Software Symposium, Aug 21 - 22, 2015. Catch these Featured Sessions

HTTP/2 and Server Push

HTTP/2, which has been finalized a few weeks ago, is composed of 2 related specifications: RFC 7540 and RFC 7541 (see below). With HTTP/2, the existing HTTP 1.1 semantics are fully preserved as this new version of HTTP aims to be as compatible as possible with current uses of HTTP. Show More Summary

Predicting the Unpredictable is Available

I’m happy to announce that Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Cost or Schedule is done and available. It’s available in electronic and print formats. If you need a little help explaining your estimates or how to use estimation (even #noestimate), read this book.

Create Server Code Script to Invoke a REST API in 5 Minutes

This video shows how to invoke a REST API from the Server Code script. There are a number of benefits to invoke a REST API from the server instead of directly from the client: JavaScript is the language used to write the script Additional business logic can be added around the API. Show More Summary

Why Do HTML5 Mobile Apps Have a Bad Reputation?

A great post by Josh Morony (site, Twitter) on why HTML5 mobile apps get bad reputation. The truth is HTML5 is great for mobile apps, make sure to read the article.

Docker 1.7.0, Docker Machine 0.3.0, Docker Compose 1.3.0, Docker Swarm 0.3.0

Docker 1.7.0 is released (change log) and so time to update Docker Hosts, CLI, and other tools. Docker 1.7.0 Docker Host is running inside a Docker Machine and so the machine needs to be upgraded. The machine must be stopped otherwise you get an error as: Error: machine must be running to upgrade. Show More Summary

What's Coming with JSF 2.3?

There seems to be a good deal of excitement in the Java EE community around the new MVC specification. This is certainly great and most understandable. Some (perhaps more established) parts of the Java EE community has in the meanwhile been more quietly contributing to the continuing evolution of JSF 2.3. Show More Summary

Try New Mobile App Example: Clickable List (Master-detail)

A list is presumably one of the most common UI components used in mobile apps today. Many apps show you a list of items, you click on a particular item and navigate to the details page. In the developer world this example is usually called master-detail. Show More Summary

Got Questions on Building Mobile Apps? Come to Office Hours

Next week (Wed, Jun 24, 2015 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT) we are going to hold our first Office Hours where you will be able to ask any questions about platform. Register to reserve your space now!

Cascading-Hive 2.0 Release

We are happy to announce the release of Cascading-Hive 2.0. This release adds compatibility with Cascading 3.0. Furthermore it contains a major contribution from the Cascading community, namely It is now possible to read and write ACID ORC tables with Cascading-Hive. This feature relies… Continue reading ?

Progressive Apps: Escaping Tabs Without Losing Our Soul

It happens on the web from time to time that powerful technologies come to exist without the benefit of marketing departments or slick packaging. They linger and grow at the peripheries, becoming old-hat to a tiny group while remaining nearly invisible to everyone else. Show More Summary

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