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Habits that Pay Off for Programmers

I would like to clarify something immediately with this post.  Its title does not contain the number 7, nor does it talk about effectiveness.  That was intentional.  I have no interest in trying to piggy-back on Stephen Covey’s book title… Read More

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Legacy apps in the data center, today’s apps in the cloud

Have you found that your organization is developing new applications that are cloud-based, but unable to move away from some established legacy systems? You aren’t alone. This legacy/cloud hybrid environment is far more common than you would expect. And when… Read More

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5 Rules of Pair Programming Etiquette

I like Pair Programming. I’ve been doing it episodically for about 10 years. Whenever I’ve pair programmed, at the end of a session, I’ve always walked away a better developer than when I started.
However, the practice can be expensive… Read More

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Java 8 – Lazy argument evaluation

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“I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job. Because he will find an easy way to do it” – Bill Gates
Lazy evaluation is an evaluation strategy which delays the evaluation of an expression until… Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, Development, Java, Tips & Tricks

The Value of Correlation IDs

In the old days when transactional behavior happened in a single domain, in step-by-step procedures, keeping track of request/response behavior was a simple undertaking. However, today one request to a particular domain can involve a myriad of subsequent asynchronous requests… Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, Development, Log Analysis, Log Management, Server monitoring, Web

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