lunes, mayo 19, 2014

Java Cookbook Review




This new edition of Java cookbook is an amazing update of the book which covers a lot of the new features implemented in Java 8. 

The author writes in a clear and concise way how to solve some of the most of basic problems you will encounter in your day to day work in Java.

The book shows you from how to concatenate two strings to use functional interfaces.

Definitely if you have already had some experience (1-2 years) in Java and wants to improve your skills inside Java world, this book is for you. 

But it is even more, if you are a Java6 developer and want to update to Java7 or 8 this book is also for you. The author has taken the time to explain not only how to solve a problem using previous concepts of Java but also using the new ones.
In my opinion the book has only one contra, and it is that although new chapters about new Java API like javax.time has been added, the book spends so much pages on explaining some "outdated" technology like Swing or AWT.

Really pleasant book to read, very concise about what is the problem to be resolved, and although you consider yourself as a Java "expert", you will learn something for sure.

Testing Polyglot Persistence Done Right [slides]


This week I was at Krakow in the amazing conference called GeeCon. My talk was "Testing Polyglot Persistence Done Right" and it was cospoken with my friend Bartosz Majsak.

The abstract was:

"Data storage is one of the most crucial parts of any applications, and we use many different tools and tricks to keep it in a good shape. We frequently use both old school relational systems with new approaches commonly known as NoSQL. We write sophisticated queries and use optimization techniques to give our end users the greatest possible experience.
So why is persistence very often skipped in the testing efforts? Is it really that complex and painful to setup? During this talk we will have a closer look at Arquillian Persistence Extension together with NoSQLUnit. These tools remove that burden and boilerplate to make you a happy and productive programmer again! Join this session and see for yourself that writing tests for your data storage logic is as easy as writing normal unit tests!"

And here you can see the slides (http://www.slideshare.net/asotobu/testing-polyglot-persistence-done-right). If you have any question don't hesitate to approach us.



We keep learning,
Alex.
En los mapas me pierdo. Por sus hojas navego. Ahora sopla el viento, cuando el mar quedó lejos hace tiempo. (Pájaros de Barro - Manolo García)

Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zdEXRKJSNY


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