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“instanceof”, Why And How To Avoid It In Code

“instanceof”, Why And How To Avoid It In Code

The java “instanceof” operator is used to test whether the object is an instance of the specified type (class or subclass or interface). It is also known as type comparison operator because it compares the instance with type. It returns either true or false. If we...

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Art and Computer Science

I picked up a book in Armedia's technical library by accident the other day, but have come to really appreciate the rewards of that serendipitous event. I first grabbed the book because of its author, Don Knuth, is a well-known innovator in the computer science world....

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The Sunny Side of Tika

One of the great joys of development comes when you learn about a program making your development task very simple.  Apache Tika is one of those programs, and before I even begin to talk about Tika, I have to tip my hat to the developers.  Thank you very much for...

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The CRASH Report

Cast software, the maker of software quality tools, released their second annual CRASH (Cast Report on Application Software Health) report in December. The report examined the "health" of world-wide software applications by examining the source code of 745...

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SharePoint 2010 – REST Atom Service and JAVA, part 2

This is the second of two blogs where I demonstrate how to use the openCMIS library from a JAVA client to connect to a CMIS enabled SharePoint site through the REST Atom service of SharePoint. My previous blog “SharePoint 2010 – REST Atom Service.” provided...

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Sharepoint 2010: REST Atom Service and JAVA

  This is the first of two blogs where I demonstrate how to use the openCMIS library from a JAVA client to connect to a CMIS enabled SharePoint site through the REST Atom service of SharePoint. The “lessons learned” and tips I include come from examining MSDN and...

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Oracle and Java = Goodness

Two exciting announcements from Oracle the last few days: JCP.Next - Oracle Proposes Changes to JCP: Enforced transparency (open mailing lists, open issue trackers); and greater throughput (more frequent JSR updates, and deactivating JSRs when they stop making...

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