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Here's what I've learned in June 2015:

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Today I encountered a strance error opening both Java Mission Control and VisualVM: “Could not open PerfMemory” and “Local Java applications cannot be monitored”:

 

 

 

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Last week, I gave a Java 8 course for some colleagues. All the explanations, examples and code samples of that course are available at Github. Feel free to use this material for learning or giving a course of your own. Please give feedback if you find any errors or I forgot a topic. Here are the contents of the course:

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The other day I listened to episode 17 of the Full Stack Radio, which was about conferences and how to get the most out of them. Apparently, a lot of speakers over-think their subject and talk about it on a meta-level. They talk about code instead of showing it.

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Some software development topics are controversial because they don't seem to have real benefit or the costs are too high. In my experience, one of those topics is using Continuous Delivery. This concept describes the full automation of the whole build process so a product can be built just by clicking a button. The source code is build, every artifact is created and even the database is updated completely automatic.

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