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Episode 59. A Ghostbuster Reboot? Time to talk about those streams again!

Yeah, today Streams might seem like old news, but you know what? It’s worth revisiting and discovering what we didn’t know from before. In this episode, Bob, Michael, and I come back to revisit Streams and share what was good, bad (and evil) of them. Including some great trivia on default implementations (a weird Java...

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Episode 58. Hey! You gotta give some REST to those Microservices!

So REST is just a webpage that returns JSON right? Well, no! Apparently I’ve been doing REST All wrong! It’s much more rich and complete than what we are led to believe. Come join us with Bob Paulin as we talk the real   Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our cool new NewsCast! Java Off...

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Episode 57. Sometimes you want to buy local, ThreadLocal that is!

Threadlocal is great! It can help you get out of sticky situations, and give you a great boost of performance and/or isolation. But with great tools comes great responsibility. Threadlocal can also be misused, and create memory leaks, or object corruption, and unknown sharing. So if you ever had seen one and never quite got...

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Episode 56. Let’s have a frank talk about Unsafe! and why you shouldn’t (or should) use it

So you heard about sun.misc.unsafe. Even if you are in certain circles you might have heard about that it was (almost) removed from Java 9. And if you were really paying attention you would’ve heard the cries of every major Java Framework to the news. While it didn’t happen (Unsafe is still in Java 9,...

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Episode 55. Let’s get GIT-it With it!

Source Control, it’s one of those tools that professionally we MUST need to master. In today’s episode we cover one of the “hottest” source control system out there (Git). Created by Linus Torvals, it’s quirky and weird when coming from Subversion (or gosh forbid, Visual Sourcesafe). But not to worry, if you have always been...

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Episode 54. Bug Hunt! (The essential skills of the great Debugger)

As a developer, we probably spend most of our time figuring out what went wrong. Debugging really an art, and we sometimes get intimidated by it. Well, if you ever found a bug that has trying to scare you, never fear! Bob and I walk through how to become a master debugger and just Zap...

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Episode 53. It’s here, Spring EMMM…VEEEE…SEEE….(MVC!)

You always hear about it, Spring MVC this, Spring MVC that, wondering what really happens under the hood. Well, wonder no more! In this episode we break up and analyze Spring MVC to the core, so that you know exactly what happens! Taking it from the last episode (JavaEE), we push forward to how modern...

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Episode 52. Of JavaEE, Inter-Tubes, and Socket

So let’s try to understand this Java EE World, shall we? Going from the very basic request, we unravel the magic that a Java EE Container creates. When we see the tricks behind the wall, it suddenly looks a lot like SE with some sprinkled web stuff on top! If you want to really know...

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Episode 51. Spring is in the air! What better than to talk about The Spring Framework and Spring Beans

If you stepped into the Java EE world, you must have run into Spring. There is Spring XD, Spring Batch, Spring everything-under-the-sun. Sometimes we keep using it as a rut, but today we take a look at Spring (and Spring Core) with a new set of eyes and learn the real reason for Spring Beans....

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Episode 50. How many Classes would a ClassLoader Load if the ClassLoader was Loading the parent Classes?

You worked with them “all the time”, whenever you know it or not! Classloaders are the little workers that make sure all the code is there and ready to be executed. Bob revisits this topics and goes into more detail on how the ClassLoading hierarchy works, when to watch out, and how different frameworks (OSGI,...

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