Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Java volatile keyword by example

    Volatile keyword seems to be a little bit enigmatic at first glance. It is rather rare to see that keyword on a daily basis. How does it work? What effect can it have on the program execution?

Friday, July 25, 2014

JMeter and WebSphere MQ Series integration

    JMeter is a popular tool for executing load tests. There is much information about it on the web. However, integration of JMeter with WebSphere MQ Series (JMS provider) is not that common. Let's try to do it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ignore particular tests on failure with JUnit

    Why on earth would you like to ignore some tests if they failed?! - you may ask. If they failed they must be red and they must draw your attention or even cut your fingers. In general, it is true. However, there is no ALWAYS and there is no NEVER.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Simple in-memory caching with Spring 3.2 and Google Guava

    There was a proposal (not really original :)) that we can use cache to relieve external system and make our own system faster. It should be a really simple in-memory cache without any replication and fancy mechanisms. It should only have max-number-of-elements and expiration-time-after-write properties. Can that requirement be implemented in Spring easily?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A gentle touch of functional programming with Java 8 - prime numbers

    'Functional programming' are buzz words nowadays. Let's try to play a little bit with that. The only assumption of this post is... to have some fun :).