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What you can build for free in 2 hours with Spring Boot, Twitter and Facebook

I wanted to play with Spring Social, which is a grouping of nice integrations that Spring provides to let you easily set up integrations with social sites. There is a bit of fuss on the social networking sites when it comes to providing third-party access to apps/accounts, but we’ll visit that later.

In this post, I’ll show how I put my application together, including the guides I used along the way to prevent the need to make any living sacrifices to the XML gods…

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Top Java IDE Keyboard Shortcuts for Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA & NetBeans

Brief Overview of the IDE landscape

If you’re just joining the conversation, then you probably know quite well that IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment, and is most likely one the first tools you learned how to use (unless vi was more your style). IDEs emerged in order to give developers working on more complex applications more of a feature-rich experience. At least, more than a glorious notepad capable of opening multiple documents at the same time.

This report is ultimately a quick guide for learning the shortcuts and, to an extent, a bit more about the features, of Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and NetBeans. Our goal here is to help you learn your current IDE better, so that you can be more fluent or learn new features. We also hope you’ll get a decent snapshot of other IDEs and how things are done elsewhere, in case you decide to ever switch some day.

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JavaScript Confessions: 12 JS technologies I’m not ashamed of loving

New technologies fly by like the wind–and yes, sometimes geeks are also philosophical. Continued technology evolutions are common, frequently seeing new technologies come to aid of existing ones. That’s what we call polyglotism. So why look only at Java?

Lately, I’ve been working on a great JavaFX project called SlideshowFX, which allows you to create HTML5 slide decks. Out of necessity, I found myself looking for nice JavaScript APIs to create awesome presentations. In the end, I found some and yes, I like them. Don’t judge me!

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5 Reasons the ‘JVM Development Tools’ Market Rocks

Reason #1: The landscape for developer tools is both advanced and developing

In our epic Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014, we unintentionally ended up with a total of 14 different technology categories that developers use.

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The 6 dumb oversights fracking up your video conferences

Metrics: Rare, Medium or Well Done

IDEs vs. Build Tools: How Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA & NetBeans users work with Maven, Ant, SBT & Gradle


In our recent Java Tools & Technologies Landscape for 2014, over 2000 developers told us a bit about what JVM technologies they use and which tools are interesting to them. From that, we produced a gorgeous, professionally-designed, 60-page report (which you can download) on 14 technology segments. We recently dug deeper into users of Spring MVC, JSF, Vaadin and GWT and the post ended up being really popular.

So we wanted to do the same with IDEs—and got so much awesome data that we needed to continue to break it down into tool segment from there!

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Oleg’s half-smart hacks: Put a timestamp on @Ignore with Java 8′s new Date and Time API


Sometimes there are moments when nothing is right. Usually it happens when you majorly refactor of your project and have a great amount of unit-tests covering your old system design, and you know what they do and don’t want to just delete them because they still going to be useful later.

The usual solution is to slap an @Ignore annotation onto the test and create a task to reenable them later, which is clearly not optimal.

In this post we’ll try to devise a better solution. It won’t make everything right, but it might be a step in the right direction.

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The 5 Inconvenient Truths Indicating The Market Still Isn’t Ready For Release Automation

A Short History of Nearly Everything Java

If a non-developer asked you “What is Java?”, how would you respond? could you answer questions from a muggle about how new features get added, who decides what features do or don’t make it to future versions, and how does a team of dedicated Java platform engineers and random developers around the world influence the language? Have you ever wondered what the whole “Java” thing is really about, and why, for Pete’s sake, did it take so long to get lambdas into Java…

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