Java Puzzlers

As we all know, there is no system that works perfectly… never mind, Java is that kind of system too. Every system has his own crutches, errors and unexpected shutdowns. Today we will talk about pitfalls, corner cases and traps that you might encounter while developing Java software.

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The mighty and terrible GDPR

In 2016, European Union accepted the General Data Protection Regulation, a.k.a. GDPR; thereupon everybody had 2 years for adaptation. However, who is doing everything on time? As you have probably noticed in May 2018, a bunch of services informed you about updating their privacy policy. GDPR has successfully operated for a few months already.

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Behold the almighty ORM!

For the last 2 years while working at ISD, I’ve been involved in the development of different features for our customers and various bug fixes. The most challenging tasks that I managed to polish up were related to the ORM framework that we use.

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How do I reach these KEEEDS. Part 2

I was always wondering what exactly makes a teacher a great one. Since I was a child, I had an admiration for this profession. It is not just about teaching and showing someone how particular things work exactly. This also means pushing yourself to your limits, and you might be amazed to discover some new skills that you did not expect.

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How do I reach these KEEEDS. Part 1

I’d like to talk about my first teaching experience. I did not become a teacher the day I walked out of university. I wasn’t trained as a teacher. I’m not sure I ever really committed to teaching, because I felt uncomfortable with the teaching bit all the way through my degree.

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Fun with Python. Part 2

Being a developer, it is hard to stay focused on one programming language only, there have been at least a few projects in your career that required from you some knowledge about a different programming language than the one you are specialized in. Under this circumstances you start to compare them, to notice their particularities and very often you are trying to write the code in the same manner you were used to do it in your favourite language.

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Building a MongoDB connected REST Service with HATEOAS

Recently I have had an interesting experience while implementing HATEOAS to a REST web service and I found it quite interesting, also was lucky enough to try out a NoSQL database named MongoDB which I found really convenient for a lot of different cases where you don't need to manage transactions. So today I’m going to share with you this experience, maybe some of you will learn something new, maybe not, but still, you’ll get a refresher on what you already know.

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Java memory management

You might think that if you are programming in Java, what do you need to know about how memory works? Java has automatic memory management, a nice and quiet garbage collector that quietly works in the background to clean up the unused objects and free up some memory.

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Arduino and programming in FLProg

Want to program Arduino, but don’t know how or don’t have the time for learning Arduino C language? Meet FLProg – visual programming Arduino for “non-programmers”.

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An Introduction to Behavior-Driven Development

Is there a best way to develop software? Probably not. What we know is that there are several practices that try to ease our life when it comes to software development process. Every practice has its pros and cons. Different practices are suitable for different projects. Nevertheless, there is one practice that made an attempt to encompass the best agile techniques and make them more effective. This practice is called Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). The purpose of this paper is to introduce BDD and explain what does it have that other practices don’t.

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