I've been reading "Thinking in Systems" by Donella H. Meadows recently. A good book, definitely worth my time (and yours probably as well). Among many interesting things I have found three, which draw my attention, because of some IT/programming connotations.
It has been few weeks since I stared my new project. I think I'm ready for some wrap up.
This post is a continuation of what was described in part 1.
Recently I had a chance to start from a scratch. A brand new internal project. Oh yeah! :)
From time to time it is good to see what are the latest versions of the libraries you use (because maybe you would like to upgrade). With Maven you can use the Versions Maven Plugin, but you will get better results if you add a simple bash script. Let me show you how.
Recently during the lunch at work, we have discussed the operating systems. You know, the usual Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac stuff. The discussion wasn't very interesting, because no one opted for Windows. :) So, lacking an opponent, we moved to some Linux related issues.
Recently I have used Google Guava
EventBus in one of my projects. It worked pretty well but testing it was kind of a challenge.
If you are not familiar with the
EventBus you can learn more about it here.
Ok, so this is a rant. You won't learn anything about Java 8 Streams here. Sorry. This blog post is meant to express my frustration. It's flowing from my mind via keyboard to this blog post. I can't stop it. Sorry!
Slides from my recent talk at Geecon 2014. It was a 15-minutes "lightning talk". Enjoy!