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Parallel Sorting in Java 8

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I started playing with Java 8 relatively recently (booo! 🙂 ) — and going through the new features this JDK brought, I keep discovering things which I feel deserve more attention than they have been given. Sure, everyone is raving about the lambda expressions, try-with-resources and so on, but occasionally there are small additions that […]

Implications of Using XPath on Speed

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This is something that I have discovered recently looking through some (old) code — and it occurred to me that XPath is so powerful and easy to use that quite often programmers might forget the price paid for something this powerful. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying XPath is worthless (on the contrary!), if […]