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An Introduction to Gradle

Reading over the web about the Spring 3.2 new features, I discovered that Spring has been migrated their build scripts from Ant+Ivy to Gradle. All the build scripts that creates and manage the Spring modules were converted into Gradle. This

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Please, use the debugger

Before getting into the point of this post, by debug I mean going through each line of source code one after one or step by step. Reviewing the state of the memory at each step (and if you are really

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AngularJS

I have been playing with AngularJS and my humble opinion is that it is really nice (powerful and easy to learn). As part of my playing, I have been written the UI of my example from my previous post. Lets

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Object Oriented Programming in Practice

The subject is a bit broad… so, let me explain what is this about. I’m trying to show a sample implementation of a system, modeling it using the Object Oriented Paradigm. The system is an online book store. The source

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Is everything an Object?

I have been reading two books, Object Thinking by David West and Clean Code by Robert C. Martin. In these two great books, the authors mention the phrase: “Everything is an object”. What caught my attention was that both express

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A bit about programming languages implementation

I have co-authored with a good friend (Edgard Lindner), a tool to help students understand Programming Languages operational semantics and implementation. This tool helps students to understand the effect of each sintactical construction (like a function call), on hardware resources

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Software Architecture vs Software Design

I cannot find in the literature a precise distinction between Software Architecture and Software Design. Of course, I did not read all the books about software Architecture available in the market, but I read two great books, which I recommend

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A Note on the Definition of Legacy Code

Many developers think that Legacy Code is an old code base that they inherit. A working application that other developer or other team wrote and you inherit it to maintain or enhance or to migrate to a newer platform. This

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Testable Code when Dealing with Third Party Singletons

There are some old frameworks out there that makes you deal with Singletons or static methods. In addition, those frameworks may ask you to declare your objects with your business logic, in configuration files, in order the framework can manage

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What is the role of a Software Architect ?

If you are an Architect you may have discovered that you are not going to be asked to spend all your time on improving the design of an existing software product, nor to write code for an specific project. As

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