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Fwd: JSR-107/JCache London Meeting: 31st March 2014? - Hi all, For those who are interested in the recently approved Caching standard for Java, there's a meetup happening in London, details below. Cheers, Martijn Martijn V. Mar 31, 2014 11:25 AM
Re: [ljc] Part Time Work - Hi Alison, It is an interesting question you've asked and one for the recruitment to drive. The IT industry is probably the only sec Joseph O. Mar 31, 2014 10:57 AM
Re: [ljc] Part Time Work - Alison, I can only tell you how is goes in France, and things are hopefully a bit different in UK, but my experience is : -When hiring, people have less pressure on "finding the good person" than they have on "not hiring the wrong one". Hence, anyth Fabien T. Mar 31, 2014 10:21 AM
Re: [ljc] Part Time Work - Hi Alison, I'm glad you brought this up, as I've been pondering the question too. I'm not coming back off maternity leave, but rather I'm within 2 years of paying off my mortgage (OMG yay) and wondering if Laura P. Mar 31, 2014 10:20 AM
Re: [ljc] Part Time Work - Preview not available Paul V. Mar 31, 2014 10:18 AM
Re: [ljc] Part Time Work - Hi Alison, Being a contractor myself I have seen a couple of roles with the title part-time and also been involved in working from home (1 or 2 days work at office) for multiple companies. Occas user 8. Mar 31, 2014 10:04 AM
Re: [ljc] Part Time Work - Hi Alison, I'd definitely consider it as an employer. * I weakly prefer having a full time engineer on board (keeping a part time developer up to date is a little more difficult). Martijn V. Mar 31, 2014 9:58 AM
Re: [ljc] Part Time Work - That... is a really interesting question. Issues of per-seat overhead (that can't be reduced) aside, I agree that development, especially as practiced in the kinds of places I work, is pretty well suited to part-timer Joel G. Mar 31, 2014 9:48 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 executors, the denouement - Looks good to me, less boxing too :) What we need now is to do away with primitives entirely.  Once more people start using lambdas I reckon we'll see a much stronger push for that; native tuples will be much in demand Kevin W. Mar 28, 2014 6:58 PM
Google's Cloud Platform Developer Roadshow - Hi all, For those interested in learning about Google's cloud offerings, see the link below: "Google will be talking about ne Martijn V. Mar 28, 2014 11:11 AM
Part Time Work - Hi all I recently approached Barry about the possibili Alison K. Mar 28, 2014 8:16 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 executors, the denouement - On Thu,[masked] at 08:41 -0400, Kevin Wright wrote: > > > Look ma, no mutation! > > > final double pi = 4.0d * delta * IntStream.range(0, > numberOfTasks).mapToObj(i -> > CompletableFuture.supplyAsync(() -> > Russel W. Mar 27, 2014 6:32 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 executors, the denouement - Hi, Just off the top of my head and with no real thought to it: Richard W. Mar 27, 2014 6:32 PM
Java 8 Release Celebration Day - Hi everyone, I have an event announcement to pass on to you: Anji C. Mar 27, 2014 2:07 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 executors, the denouement - For reference: val parts = (0 to numOfTasks) map (i => future{...something using i...}) val π = 4.0d * delta * Await.resu Kevin W. Mar 27, 2014 12:37 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 executors, the denouement - Look ma, no mutation! Kevin W. Mar 27, 2014 12:25 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 executors, the denouement - I like the use of XML in plain English: . You could right a book like that, and use nested elements as well Sent from my iPhone > On 27 Mar 2014, at 10:59, "Russel Winder" wrote: > > In case you w Jon H. Mar 27, 2014 12:19 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - On 27 March[masked]:59, Russel Winder < [address removed] > wrote: Kevin W. Mar 27, 2014 12:13 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - I've seen this days this news/video: user 8. Mar 27, 2014 10:42 AM
Java 8 executors, the denouement - In case you were worried what the finale to all the executor/future/submit/get/joi­n points scattered across various subthreads is: if you want to really use Streams in Java 8 don't get involved with explicit Executors, let the framework take the strain Russel W. Mar 26, 2014 8:43 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - On Tue,[masked] at 13:58 -0400, Kevin Wright wrote: > There are two issues here: > > > 1) Checked Exceptions > 2) Blocking Futures > > > Neither of them is lambdas! Though functions* intersect strongly with > Futures, as they only really Russel W. Mar 26, 2014 8:03 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - On Tue,[masked] at 12:34 -0400, Richard Warburton wrote: […] > > 1. CompletableFuture.get() throws InterruptedException, > ExecutionException both of which are checked exceptions, so your > mapToDouble doesn't work without the try/catch block t Russel W. Mar 26, 2014 7:51 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - On Tue,[masked] at 12:32 -0400, Kevin Wright wrote: > You might also want to try this: > > > final double sum = futures.stream().mapToDouble( (f) > -> f.join() ).sum(); > > > Or this: > > > final double sum = > futures.stream().mapToD Russel W. Mar 26, 2014 7:45 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - On Tue,[masked] at 06:09 -0400, Kevin Wright wrote: > I don’t see any I/O here. That said, I would have thought that e.g. > mapping over lines from a file is a canonical use case for lambdas. > > I agree that *blocking* IO in a Future is bad th Russel W. Mar 26, 2014 7:17 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - On Mon,[masked] at 15:10 -0400, Stephen wrote: > In cases like this the question could be rephrased as "which is easier > to read". I'd say the standard Java way wins out because of the > exception handling. Maybe try/catch is a more general hint ag Russel W. Mar 26, 2014 7:11 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - On Mon,[masked] at 13:04 -0400, Dave Snowdon wrote: > Personally, I find this harder to read than the version using external > iteration: > > final double sum = futures.stream().mapToDouble((f) -> { > final double rv; > try { rv = f.get(); } Russel W. Mar 26, 2014 7:09 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - Lots of useful data is already streamed, eg engine telemetry. But AIUI all this goes through the comms mechanism that got switched off, that's where the real problem lies. Best Regards Mike Burton On 26 Mar 2014, at 12:56, Sergio Viademonte Mike B. Mar 26, 2014 2:57 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - I disagree world wide coverage isn't the issue, it's who collects it. http://www.flightradar24.com/ is a community project whi John P. Mar 26, 2014 2:18 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - I am guessing there will be something around interference with instruments, etc. I have a friend who fixes helicopters and he mentioned once that a Abraham Marín P. Mar 26, 2014 2:06 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - >There are no worldwide services, most of the times the planes fly over non wired areas like oceans and ice caps: only thing which might work is satellite. >And you need several to cover the whole world, and need to track them when flying at 900kmh in a Fabien T. Mar 26, 2014 1:49 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - One problem with emergency / security problem is to know where you can have them in the failure chain. Black boxes are in a rather safe area of the plane, close to important equipment and sensors, so most behavior or failures in the modules or wiring c Fabien T. Mar 26, 2014 1:37 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - Hi, Martin Varsavsky, who is a digital entrepreneur and trained pilot, wrote a worthy post about technology and aviation: Jose M. Mar 26, 2014 1:08 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - Not sure they work from a plane: doppler effect should be fairly strong. And you would need to multiplex thousands of planes in low freq, good luck with that. I'm pretty sure the guy at Inmarsat does know it Marcello Mar 26, 2014 1:01 PM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - It seems to me that connectivity would be the biggest problem. It would be possibl Sergio V. Mar 26, 2014 11:48 AM
RE: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - This can be done using the Inmarsat satellite network which Geoff F. Mar 26, 2014 11:38 AM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - From wired in 2011: http://www.wired.com/magazine/­2011/06/ff_blackboxes/ TL;DR - Cost and technically difficult robert a. Mar 26, 2014 11:33 AM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - This has been discussed over at pprune.org.uk on the MH370 thread - although the thread is closing in on 10,000 posts so good luck in finding the pertinent ones The Imartsat CEO stated Steve M. Mar 26, 2014 11:21 AM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - Depending on the bandwidth requirements, there are several low-frequency bands that would allow constant transmission over the majority of the flight paths. Especially considering that these same frequencies are used to communicate with Stefano Mar 26, 2014 11:14 AM
Re: [ljc] Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - A bit of a tall order. There are no worldwide services, most of the times the planes fly over non wired areas like oceans and ice caps: only thing which might work is satellite. And you need several to cov Marcello Mar 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - Hi, On the subject of checked exceptions - I actually blogged about this kind of problem last week. http://benjiweber.co.uk/blog Benjamin W. Mar 26, 2014 6:32 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - There are two issues here: 1) Checked Exceptions 2) Blocking Futures Neither of them is lambdas!   Kevin W. Mar 25, 2014 4:56 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - Hi, Good thread topic Russel! Richard W. Mar 25, 2014 12:57 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - You might also want to try this: Kevin W. Mar 25, 2014 12:31 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - I don’t see any I/O here.  That said, I would have thought that e.g. mapping over lines from a file is a canonical use case for lambdas. I agree that *blocking* IO in a Future is bad though. It's tolerable if there Kevin W. Mar 24, 2014 11:56 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - Personally, I find this harder to read than the version using external iteration: final double sum = futures.stream().mapToDouble((­ Dave S. Mar 24, 2014 5:02 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 worries/idioms - In cases like this the question could be rephrased as "which is easier to read". I'd say the standard Java way wins out because of the exception handling. Maybe try/catch is a more general hint against using lambdas (as IO is not recommended in lambdas Stephen Mar 24, 2014 4:59 PM
Tech question on Malaysian flight MH370 - Hey Guys, I appreciate this is not java related, b lionel n. Mar 24, 2014 11:54 AM
Fwd: Reminder: "Java 8 Launch Hangout" is tomorrow! - Reminder of the Java 8 launch event Cheers, Martijn ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Meetup < Martijn V. Mar 24, 2014 9:12 AM
Java 8 worries/idioms - Until a couple of days ago, if we were reducing a collection of futures in Java code, we may well have written: double sum = 0.0; for (final Future f : futures) { try { sum += f.get(); } catch (InterruptedException | ExecutionException Russel W. Mar 21, 2014 5:40 PM
RebelLabs Productivity Report 2014 - Hey all, I know you're busy but I'm bugging you for a really good cause: RebelLabs annual Java Tools & Tech survey is out, and each completed survey gives cash towards providing games/entertainment to sick kids in hospitals Simon M. Mar 21, 2014 5:01 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Like every developer in this industry, I have had my share of bad experiences with recruiters. However, there are good ones out there and we need a way of recognizing and rating them. H Stephen L. Mar 21, 2014 7:22 AM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Fabien In my opinion, the best job search sites in the United Kingdom are: JobServe.com, JobSite and CWJobs. These are web sites (and applications) dedicated to IT industries. I would not bother with Monster.co.uk, because it is more generalised. Peter P. Mar 20, 2014 4:26 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Let's be candid about this, an experienced headhunter steers away from advertising and makes contact with perhaps[masked] candidates per year, he needs to place 10-15 to keep his job, 30+ to be considered v Trevor R. Mar 20, 2014 3:50 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Preview not available Barry C. Mar 20, 2014 3:06 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Advertising a role (recruiters) and replying to an advertised role (candidate) is not the way to operate as likely those in touch will be fraudulent, have nothing to offer, or both.  If your profile is on Linkedin or a Me Trevor R. Mar 20, 2014 12:41 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - We've also noticed that some recruitment agencies will look for jobs advertised on job boards (or even by other recruiters) and advertise the same role again themselves, even if we hadn't approached them in the first place. So Jonathan S. Mar 20, 2014 8:11 AM
RE: Java 8 Release: LJC & its star members get a mention! Yaay! - To celebrate the Java 8 release, here's a video from Devoxx Mani Mar 18, 2014 11:57 PM
Java 8 Release: LJC & its star members get a mention! Yaay! - Hi all, Java 8 Mani Mar 18, 2014 11:34 PM
Re: [ljc] Events from our Partners - LJC - Preview not available Barry C. Mar 18, 2014 5:19 AM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Hm, perhaps things depend on the industry then, I have to admit I have little experience with small to medium size companies. Maybe their HRs are somewhat better. In finance, me and most of my friends say it's impossible to get anything done directly Liliana Mar 17, 2014 9:32 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Usually I ignore messages on Linkedin because they are sent in a "mass message" flavour :  Hi $username, [omissis ...] I take into consideration more tailored one were it looks they actually read your profi Francesco la T. Mar 17, 2014 5:43 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - I disagree, I'm afraid. I've had many recruitment consultants who contact me (via linkedin or email or phone) and I show interest, but they never get back to me. The worst is you don't even know if they've submitted your profile to the client. On th madhu Mar 17, 2014 2:48 PM
Events from our Partners - LJC - Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Its been great catching up with a lot of you at the most recent LJC events. Looking forward to seeing some of you at the Developer session on Wednesday. If any of you are interested in g Samantha h. Mar 17, 2014 12:54 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - From my experience, applying through job boards in London is a hopeless exercise and I stopped doing this about 5 years ago - seems not much has changed since then. Vast majority of IT recruitment here happens through recruitment agencies, not directl Liliana Mar 16, 2014 1:42 PM
Re: [ljc] Groovy Summer of Code 2014 - Hi, Richard W. Mar 16, 2014 7:24 AM
Groovy Summer of Code 2014 - Groovy has a presence in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2014. If you know anyone (who knows anyone)* who knows someone who is eligible and interested in being a GSoC student who wants to work on something Groovy, please point them at: http://groovy.co Russel W. Mar 15, 2014 8:32 AM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Like Barry said, I think you'll probably get more of a response when you're actually in the UK. A lot of recruitment boards generally offer tools for the recruiter to filter out applications from outside Stephen H. Mar 14, 2014 3:02 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - I'm sure many other people will point this out but... There are a *lot* of fake jobs on websites in the UK. Often they are placed by agents who just want to add your details to a database or quiz you about other robert a. Mar 14, 2014 2:46 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Hi Fabien,  I want to say  that apply through jobcentreplus.com and then checkout for a week about the reposnse and dont talk about money in interview unless the opposite person asks Ashik Mar 14, 2014 2:27 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Hi Fabien I don't think this list allows attachments. Can you include a link to your CV instead? Dave On 14 March[masked]:58, Fabien Tregan Dave S. Mar 14, 2014 2:22 PM
Re: [ljc] What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Preview not available Barry C. Mar 14, 2014 2:22 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - Preview not available Barry C. Mar 14, 2014 1:47 PM
What's wrong with me (or with my CV) ? - Bonjour, I am a french software developper, with 14 years of experience, mainly in java. I've been working mainly on scrum projects for the last 5 years. Last time that I have been looking for a job in France, I signed my contract seven days after th Fabien T. Mar 14, 2014 12:50 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Francesco la Torre < [address removed] > wrote: Bruno M. Mar 11, 2014 2:14 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - Well, on a personal usage note only, I'm currently /satisfied/ with the performance of Eclipse (JDT + PDE), but there are two caveats to this: * First, startup performance. With my new work machine things are Bruno M. Mar 11, 2014 2:00 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - On Mon,[masked] at 09:23 -0400, Richard Gomes wrote: > +1 malabar-mode :) Does malabar-mode now work for project other than Maven ones? I now only use Gradle for builds. > -- Russel. ==============================­========================== Russel W. Mar 10, 2014 4:45 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 -   Sean R. Mar 10, 2014 1:35 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - +1 malabar-mode :) Richard user 8. Mar 10, 2014 1:17 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - On 07/03/14 14:00, andrew wrote: user 8. Mar 9, 2014 1:39 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - Hello, I think a video that gives you some overview of the team and working environment is great. However in practice every team in the same organization is slightly different and unique and filming one video for each of Mikhail K. Mar 9, 2014 1:37 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - On Sat,[masked] at 09:38 -0500, Martijn Verburg wrote: > Running Eclipse with the G1 collector did improve things out of the box for > me, I got less annoying pauses with thr m2e plugin in particular (I still > have to play around with tuning parame Russel W. Mar 8, 2014 5:28 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - Hi,  I got some "inspirations" from this, hope it can help _somehow_ : https://gist.github.com/justin­garrick/2588828 Francesco la T. Mar 8, 2014 3:33 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - Running Eclipse with the G1 collector did improve things out of the box for me, I got less annoying pauses with thr m2e plugin in particular (I still have to play around with tuning parameters). But, like anything with GC, it really depends Martijn V. Mar 8, 2014 2:36 PM
Re: [ljc] When to adopt Java 8 - On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:46 PM, Martijn Verburg < [address removed] > wrote: Bruno M. Mar 8, 2014 1:03 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - I think videos and job adverts serve different purposes. The video tries to convey company culture whereas the advert is more succinct and can explain the details of the role you are applying for. I agree that now, a ma Michal R. Mar 8, 2014 10:25 AM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - You can tell a lot from a job advert. They're like a mini-battleground of competing management and development dogmas. You can always tell when a company hasn't got its recruitment act together, you can often see when they're at Caoilte O. Mar 7, 2014 7:06 PM
Re: [ljc] Devoxx UK update - Venkat is a great speaker and I'm sure you'll appreciate his presentation. Be warned that there will be a heap of really kick-ass stuff going on, s Mark H. Mar 7, 2014 2:58 PM
RE: [ljc] Devoxx UK update - Preview not available david g. Mar 7, 2014 1:50 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - - Does anyone have any thoughts on job videos vs job adverts in general? Generally I hate hate hate having to watch a video andrew Mar 7, 2014 1:15 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - Not a bad idea. I think most valuable features are seeing the actual workspace where you would be working (open/cubicles, number of displays, etc) and the dresscode at work. It would be nice to see some footage of cafeteria or food place, b Vladimir Mar 7, 2014 12:57 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - I'm a little disappointed that after mentioning the cake budget the camera didn't pan back to reveal a really, really fat team. The video does a great job of selling LMAX as a place to work, but I don't think Ged B. Mar 7, 2014 12:17 PM
Re: [ljc] Job ads vs Job vids - Hi Barry, abdul Mar 7, 2014 12:17 PM
Devoxx UK update - Preview not available Mark H. Mar 7, 2014 12:04 PM
Job ads vs Job vids - Preview not available Barry C. Mar 7, 2014 11:51 AM
Fwd: [jug-leaders] Java 8 Webcast Registration is Live! - Hi all, Ignoring the Marketing angle, there *is* a series of webinars etc happening for the upcoming Java 8 release (Lambdas at last!).  The LJC was decently involved in helping Java 8 happen, so please take a look at th Martijn V. Mar 6, 2014 10:12 AM
BDD vs TDD - This post hopefully will help to clarify some of the misunderstandings about what BDD is: https://cucumber.pro/blog/2014­ Sandro M. Mar 5, 2014 11:52 AM
Fwd: March virtual JBug - Hi all, There is a virtual user group meeting for the 11th of March on RedHat's OpenShift platform, details here  http://bit.ly/1hLu6zM Martijn V. Mar 5, 2014 10:50 AM
JDBI - Hi, I'm currently working with Dropwizard to define some webservices and I've decided to try JDBI to access a mysql instance. In particular I'm using the sql object api. Everything went fine until I wanted to Gemma Mar 4, 2014 6:33 PM
Events from our Partners - LJC - Hi everyone, Sorry for the delay on this mail out - we have been affected by the recent Meetup outage). I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend. It was great seeing some of you at last month's Mini Open Samantha h. Mar 4, 2014 10:09 AM
Re: [ljc] Non-Dev Conferences - Thanks guys! That was really helpful. On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Csaba Palfi < csaba@palfi Michal R. Mar 4, 2014 3:52 AM

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