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- Maven Polyglot: replacing pom.xml with Clojure, Scala, or Groovy Script shows how you can, well, replace the XML configuration for a Maven project with a configuration in another language. This also provides some imperative-ish features to Maven projects, plus no XML except for a short description of the scripting language.
- How does a relational database work provides a (very) high level description of how a relational database does its work – and if you read carefully you can see some of the motivations behind some of the less- or non-relational database decisions out there, too.
- From user DerDingens: An Examination of Ineffective Certificate Pinning Implementations, which points out common mistakes while using certificates in Java.
- Maldivia pointed out a Java Enhancement Process draft, for Epsilon GC: The Arbitrarily Low Overhead Garbage (Non-)Collector – basically a garbage collector for Java that does absolutely nothing, for the purposes of tuning, testing, and in some cases, performance enhancements (if you know your job is short-lived, why bother running a GC if you don’t need to?) Fascinating stuff.
- From cheeser: Google, IBM back new open source graph database project, JanusGraph. JanusGraph is a fork of Titan, but its list of backers make it worth watching. Have you used a graph database before? How? What did you think of it?
- Two from DZone on git:
- Lesser Known Git Commands has some handy shortcuts for git users (and chances are good that if you’re reading this, you’re a git user.)
- Git Submodules: Core Concept, Workflows, And Tips. From the article: “Including submodules as part of your Git development allows you to include other projects in your codebase, keeping their history separate but synchronized with yours.” Great stuff.