Posts Tagged: json

Little-known yet useful Java annotation: ConstructorProperties

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I’ve discovered this recently while looking into some issues caused by the Jackson libraries in one of my Java applications. If you use Jackson I’m sure you are by now familiar with some of the annotation they supply — such as @JsonProperty and @JsonCreator — and it was dealing with these that got me to […]

On Java Annotations and Type Safety

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Nicolas Fränkel published a blog entry recently talking about “Type-safe annotations” in Java — which trigger my thoughts on the same matter, and voila, there’s this post as a result of it. This is in fact my 2 cents on the matter — and as such I’d recommend you read Nicolas’ point of view too […]

Automating Twitter OAuth Tasks with node.js

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At Netflix, we made a name for ourselves for being a Java shop. A quick look at our Netflix OSS page on Github reveals a whole suite of projects all Java-based. However, apart from the Java projects that are going on in Netflix – and the JVM-based projects (we DO Groovy and Scala too!) – […]

First Steps with Jolokia

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In a (rather old) previous post I have talked about using Sun (ahem Oracle!) JMX/HTML bridge to manage and monitor your applications. As it happens, that agent has been discontinued and due to various licensing issues (I’m guessing) one can’t even download it normally from a maven repo, and has to rely on all sorts […]

The Other Side of the Fence

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I felt I needed to write this, as we have been interviewing for a bit in Cognitive Match, for various segments of our technical team and we had occasionally bad luck with the candidates who turned up. Having been on both sides of the recruiting fence in my life, I realise that a certain percentage […]

Programming for bandwidth

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Just like many others I do keep an eye on the technical articles and blogs that are out there on the net. I’d like to think that most of the ones I’m reading are quite authoritative on some areas of programming and present some useful insights into the world of IT. Even so, I am […]