Breaking Builds II – Los Jenkins Hermanos Deliver More than Software, by Sacha Labourey

Sacha Labourey writes: At CloudBees, we are big fans of Jenkins. Is it obvious? Well, I’m not talking about the software here, but about the character: our favorite Butler. So we’ve decided to run a social media contest to promote the Jenkins Butler! It is pretty simple: come up with your own caption for any of the Breaking Builds images and push it out on Twitter. Share your best and you could win some great Jenkins prizes* (and maybe your quote will end-up on a future t-shirt!). Bring it on!

Adding WebSocket endpoints on the fly with JRebel and Spring Boot

REST and RESTful web services are awesome with a number of benefits, though WebSockets are on a whole new level and solve a number of problems that RESTful HTTP really can’t. The number one benefit of WebSockets is that fast full duplex bi-directional communication channel, that will deliver all your goods with lightning speeds, making all your RESTing buddies seem like a herd of snails traveling through peanut butter. If you’d like to see the numbers behind the claim you can take a look at these comparison benchmarks.

Java EE without an app server or servlet engine: Spring Boot 1.2 now GA

I am pleased to announce that Spring Boot 1.2.0 has been released and is available from and Maven Central. This release adds a significant number of new features and improvements over 1.1 and is a recommended upgrade for all users. For upgrade instructions and "new and noteworthy" features please see the release notes.

How to loop HashMap in Java

How many ways do you know to loop through a Map in Java? and how do you choose between them? This Java tips explains three ways of traverse any Map implementation e.g. HashMap, Hashtable and ConcurrentHashMap and to choose best way to loop Map.

10 String Interview Questions and Answers for Java Guys

String has special status in Java programming language which leads to some interesting and tricky questions in Java Interview on String. This article is collection of some good String Interview questions in Java.

Continuous Testing Q & A with Parasoft's Wayne Ariola

Learn about the relationship between business risks and Continuous Testing, misperceptions about Continuous Testing, and how it helps both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions between release scope, time, and quality.

Graphical Visualizations in Javadoc

Argumentation why ASCII diagrams in Javadoc source code comments are a good alternative to embedding images. And how to create them.

How to find Missing element in sorted array in Java

Today's coding problem is to write a function in Java to find missing value in a sorted array containing integers in range 0 to n-1, of course without using any third party library.

Griffon 2.1.0 Released

The Griffon team is happy to announce the release of Griffon 2.1.0! The following list summarizes the changes brought by this release: * MVC group management has been overhauled. It should be much easier and intuitive to work with MVC groups now. * Actions can have their properties updated at any time using ActionHandlers. Think for example updating an action’s enabled state if its security constraints are not met. * Addons can supply startup groups. * Lazybones project templates have been updated. * Buildtime and runtime dependencies have been updated.

10 Best MySQL GUI Tools

The MySQL GUI Tools is a cross-platform open source suite of desktop applications for the administration of MySQL, database servers, and for building and manipulating the data within MySQL databases. The MySQL GUI Tools is a visual database design tool which integrates SQL development, administration, database design, creation and maintenance into a single and the useful development environment for MySQL database systems.

jQuery Image Crop and Resize Plugins

For this article I have gathered a list of some of the Best jQuery Image Crop and Resize Plugins that will allow you to enable image cropping and resizing functionality for your websites easily. You can easily add following plugins to your web projects and can deliver a better end user experience to your visitors.

21 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Text Effects

Even a highly-experienced Adobe Photoshop user has something to learn because there are a lot useful tricks and techniques that can help to polish your skills. Artists from all over the world create lots of useful tutorials every day. They share their knowledge and you can learn much watching them.

15 Most Popular Mac Apps of the Year

Mac is the operating system that is created by Apple and is associated with people, who put themselves in luxurious class and set a high standard of living. If you are looking for few Mac applications to install them on your MAC system them you have arrived at right place.