Retrieve deployed application information using JMX

Every now and then you get to do things you’ve never done before, which gets you a little bit out of your comfort zone. In the past I wasn’t eager going out of my comfort zone, but now it makes me enjoy my job more and it presents some nice challenges. At my client, I got a request that seems... Continue reading
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Console2 installation and configuration

At my client, I got to know Console (also called Console2) – A Windows console window enhancement. In this post I’ll describe what the tool is about, how you can install and configure it and how to add it to your “Open command window here” context menu. This information handles... Continue reading
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A new year: new changes, new challenges

The past few months have been filled with changes: I decided to take a different path in my career. I changed employer to further improve my professional life. I changed customers to learn new stuff and do the things I love to do. I also decided to write more frequently on my blog and want to focus more... Continue reading
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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances... Continue reading
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Devoxx 2013: Java EE 7

At Devoxx 2013, the tracks that I was most interested in were the Java SE and Java EE tracks, specifically in presentations about the new stuff in Java SE 8 and Java EE 7. In this post, I’ll talk about the new features of Java EE 7. As I already mentioned in my previous blog post, I attended 2... Continue reading
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Devoxx 2013: A Retrospective

This year I had the opportunity to attend Devoxx again for the entire week. I usually try to get my hands on a Combi ticket for both the University and the Conference. As always, it was an enlightening and invigorating experience. For me Devoxx 2013 was all about Java SE 8 in general, Lambdas in particular... Continue reading
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I was wrong: Constructor vs. setter injection

Reading books or reference documentation is always good to get new ideas or to gain new insights. While reading the Spring reference documentation, I realized I was wrong! In one of my previous blog posts about Dependency Injection vs. Service Locator, specifically in the part “The final clash... Continue reading
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Spring 3.1 Unified property management: before and after

My pet project Sometimes in between, I work on a little pet project of mine. If you download the Oracle XE Database, you get an HR example schema with it. You can check out the HR schema’s layout and contents on this link. My idea was to create an enterprise application on this schema to practice... Continue reading
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Spring 3.1 Unified property management: before and after

My pet project Sometimes in between, I work on a little pet project of mine. If you download the Oracle XE Database, you get an HR example schema with it. You can check out the HR schema’s layout and contents on this link. My idea was to create an enterprise application on this schema to practice... Continue reading
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Dependency Injection vs. Service Locator

Again, while reading through the Spring documentation, I came across this article of Martin Fowler. I’ll try to give a summary of his article and my opinions about it. Introduction Every professional software engineer should know what dependency injection or inversion of control is about, but i’ll... Continue reading
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