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June, 2018

June 25, 2018  11:16 PM

An introduction to Scala functional programming

WalkerRowe WalkerRowe Profile: WalkerRowe

Scala is designed to allow the functional programming style. But what does Scala functional programming actually mean? Let's start with the fact that functional programs are...

June 17, 2018  12:30 AM

Aging successfully in technology: Addressing the graying elephant in the room

BobReselman BobReselman Profile: BobReselman

Consider this: the median age of a Google employee is 29. At Amazon, it’s 32. On an industry-wide scale, the average age for a software developer in the United States is...

June 15, 2018  10:51 PM

Introduction to Scala for enterprise Java developers

WalkerRowe WalkerRowe Profile: WalkerRowe

Here we begin a series of articles to look at Scala. Scala is a programming language that rides atop the Java virtual machine. In compiles to Java bytecode and can be...

June 14, 2018  12:17 AM

ObjectOutputStream example: A Java object serialization tutorial

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

Java object serialization is a feature of the JDK that is far too often overlooked. When a developer puts together a prototype or cooks up a proof of concept, simply saving a serialized Java object to the local file-system, rather than integrating a NoSQL database or a relational system to provide...

June 13, 2018  9:20 PM

JPA and Hibernate enum mapping with annotations and the hbm.xml file

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

Just how hard is it to perform a JPA or Hibernate enum mapping with either annotations or a hbm.xml file? It's actually not that hard at all. In fact, you don't necessarily have to perform any mappings because the Hibernate defaults will take care of most of the low-level details for you.


June 9, 2018  12:14 AM

SOAP web services bottom-up approach example in Java using Eclipse

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

Before there was EJB 3.0 and the annotation based approach to SOAP web services creation, there were Eclipse tools and Apache Axis web services frameworks that made it possible to take a bottom-up approach to SOAP web services creation. And what exactly is a bottom-up web services approach? In...

June 1, 2018  11:28 PM

Top-down web service creation approach example in Java using Eclipse

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

If you have a WSDL file and need to create a SOAP web service, the process is relatively simple. The Eclipse IDE can simply look at the WSDL file and generate all of the Java classes, XML files and other support classes required to fulfill the contract defined by the web service definition language...

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