Episode 81. Let’s Dive into a cool magical library that makes Java way less verbose!

Ah, Project Lombok is one of those little gems in the Java Ecosystem. But it’s interestingly controversial! Some will love it (as I do), others will hate it! But no matter which camp you land on, you should at least know about it!

Project Lombok allows you to, quite easily create your equals/hashcode method, or create a builder pattern for your class, or even generate your getters/setters. All while just adding a simple annotation to your class. How does it do it? (hint. It’s preprocessing bytecode magic) But holy cow, when used responsibly, Lombok allows you to write so little code for a ton of cases. So come take a look at why this library is powerful (and learn its benefits, and as importantly, its pitfalls)

FOLLOW US JavaPubHouse on twitter! Where we will be sharing new tech news, and tutorials!

We also have been revamping our site so go there, take a look, listen to old episodes, or search them!

We thank DataDogHQ for sponsoring this podcast episode

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our cool NewsCast! Java Off Heap

Do you like the episodes? Want more? Help us out! Buy us a beer!

And Follow us! @javapubhouse and @fguime and @bobpaulin

Episode 34. New Year’s (2013) Resolution! Less bugs and more coverage!

Episode 34. New Year’s (2013) Resolution! Less bugs and more coverage!

Ok, so we all celebrated (but may not remember) the end of the old year and the beginning of a new year! This is a time for starting new things, and trying to be a little better. How about starting by looking at our code and squish some bugs! By using findbugs we can easily test for the ‘duh’ (and some not so duh) bugs quickly by looking and automatically analyzing our code. After adding Findbugs, we can then add Emma, which will look and measure our unit test code coverage (if you are into such a thing). These two tools are like the Richard Simmons that let us lose the unwanted bug weight in this new year!
If you just joined us, remember to follow me on Twitter! (@fguime)


Beer of the Episode: Anchor Brewing’s Liberty Ale
|~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P Anchor Brewing's Liberty Ale
|_|  |_|  |_|  |_|  |_|  |_|  |_|

Hey it’s winter (and not too many reasons to be outside, so might as well stay home and drink a few!) If you like what you hear, treat me a beer ! 🙂 (It’s the Java pub house after all 🙂

|~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P |~|P Anchor Brewing's Liberty Ale
|_|  |_|  |_|  |_|  |_|  |_|  |_|

Tweet, Tweet! (!/fguime)
Findbugs Ant (check out the excludeFilter attribute to include/exclude stuff
Emma User’s Guide (2.3 is what we discussed in the podcast!)

Vote for us in iTunes (
Questions, feedback or comments!

Subscribe to our podcast! (
ITunes link (
Java 7 Recipes book! (
Hey! if you like what you hear, treat me a beer! (It’s the Java pub house after all 🙂