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Understanding React

I have just released my book Understanding React – The Simplest Practical Guide to Start Coding in React. Every successful framework or library provides something unique which gives developers a new tool for writing better software. In the case of

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Coding an Architecture Style

I have just released my book Coding an Architecture Style. If you have had the bad experience of having to maintain a complex “big ball of mud” enterprise application, with pressure from the business to go to production with new

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React: Thinking in Self Contained Components

This is a post that will get you start with React. It is intended for server-side developers with basic JavaScript or JQuery experience, for Angular developers and for web developers in general without knowledge in React. Basically, that is me,

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Elegant Objects: Book Review

I have been reading these two books about Object Oriented Programming: Elegant Objects (Volume 1) and Elegant Objects (Volume 2), by Yegor Bugayenko. They both are great books. I really recommend you to read them. They are full of advises

Posted in Object Oriented Programming

Object Oriented Frameworks: Concepts, White Box and Black Box Examples

When teaching Object Oriented Frameworks (usually in Advanced Object Oriented Programming courses) there is a challenge for students to understand their nature, differences with libraries and the difference between white box frameworks vs black box frameworks. In this post I

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Hibernate/JPA – Transparent Persistence II

I wanted to add another nice example about Transparent Persistence (explained in a previous post), to insist on the beauty of this. This time, adding JPA mappings in the classes that represent the domain model of my application. Additionally, I

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Lambda Expressions in Java, a Concrete Example

Maybe you have read several posts on the web on how Lambda Expressions are used. Most of the ones I have read uses examples for filtering collections with the new Stream API of Java 8. Those examples are good but

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Hibernate/JPA – Inheritance and Polymorphic Asociations

This post is part of a series of post I will be written about Hibernate. In this one, I will be describing how Hibernate and JPA deals with inheritance and polymorphic associations. I’m going to implement a very simple bank

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Hibernate/JPA – Transparent Persistence

This is the first of a series of posts to provide an insight about Object Oriented Persistence, using an Object Relational Mapping tool like Hibernate. We will start with few concepts. Object Relational Mapping JPA (Java Persistence API) is the

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Eclipse and PHP

After installing LAMP, lets configure Eclipse for PHP development. 1. Install Eclipse Download Eclipse latest version, from here. You just need the Eclipse Standard version (if you only want to develop PHP Web Applications). At the time of writing this

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