Posts Categorized: News

Let’s Go, Sharks!

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Awesome victory against the Coyotes,Β  right before my birthday! And I was there, at the SAP Center to watch it. Including the initial denied goal by Hertl — in your face, ref! He scored again right after, take that πŸ™‚ Full set of pictures below — though I’m not sure in this instance how much […]

Start Your Own Open Source Project using SourceForge

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It’s interesting what one can find when cleaning up an old laptop before dumping it πŸ™‚ Old photos that I’ve long forgotten of (some embarrassing ones too, omg the haircuts I supported throughout the time! :D), snippets of code back from the day when technology X was just coming out of its stables and I […]

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Of Java Streams … Again!

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I just went again through this JAX London write-up (read more here: http://www.infoq.com/news/2015/10/jax-london-2015-round-up) and thought it was worth some more thoughts from me. As you might recall, I have touched before on the subject of Java 8 streams in this blog post back in Sep/2014. The thing that puzzled me back then was the fact […]

Convenience Factory Methods for Collections in Java 9

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Looking the other day through the JDK Enhancements Proposals (aka “JEP“) I came across JEP-269: “Convenience Factory Methods for Collections”. Oh hello, where have you been all these previous JDK releases? πŸ™‚ It seems finally the Java world has woken up to what other JVM languages (and not only!) have been offering for a while: […]

The Job That Never Was

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It’s interesting what LinkedIn can reveal sometimes to me. Every time I log in and have a look I get a huge stream of updates from friends, old colleagues and people I’m connected to — nothing new there, this is a common pattern in social media nowadays. Sometimes I see certain connections changing jobs and […]

Radio Yerevan Joke

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Just spoke with an old Romanian friend of mine who told me this joke, which was famous in Romania during the “old times” and I thought I’d put it out here as it’s bloody hilarious. Quite likely “oldies” like me will laugh at this, but for the Romanian youngsters out there probably means nothing. Sic […]

Small Yet So Costly Java Mistake

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OK so I felt like I needed to share this code with “the world” as I think it’s a good example of a few things: first of all nobody’s perfect — I know you read that in my website tag line πŸ™‚ but yeah nobody’s perfect… sadly, in this instance, myself included πŸ™‚ secondly, it […]

Gradle Multi-Project Issue with Checkstyle

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I have encountered this with Gradle recently and I have struggled to find right away a solution to the issue — it took a bit of reading (more) about Gradle, Checkstyle and some digging in until I found the (rather simple) solution. So I thought I’d post it here for others to hopefully find this […]

Using the Netflix Genie Client in Java

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Ok, so if you haven’t been watching my activity on GitHub you might have missed this, and as such I feel it deserves a full on blog post. Recently, having joined Netflix, I started using some of their libraries, as to be expected. One of the things that I used pretty much from day one […]