2014 in review

2014 was a good year. I committed myself to have articles published weekly and I stayed with that commitment.

I changed my job, started to broaden my knowledge and have published my first book with LeanPub.

And naturally the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I hope that 2015 will be a similar good year for the blog, for me and for you, my readers. I am happy if I can provide you useful information.

So if you have a topic you are interested in or have an article where you want to learn more or want a deeper sight, do not hesitate, write me and I will do my best.

Happy new 2015 for all my dear readers. See you next time.

Setting up a Java EE project

I am preparing an article for some JEE problems where I stumbled into the question: how to set up a Java EE 7 project from zero? There were not much usable resources on the internet when I searched. So I think this is a great opportunity to share my setup with you.

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Support me — buy my books

Because Gratipay is not always an option (long-time funding and the amount should be transferred each week) I thought about an alternative solution for individual readers to eventually support me.

So I joined LeanPub and created some books. So you can go and buy one of my books here.

The books are not expensive and they get updates too. And beside the price they contain valuable information on various topics. And because with my books I support LeanPub too (they get 10% + 50 cents from each sale) those books contain a bit more information than my blog posts here.

But do not worry: I won’t stop writing my articles here, because this is a bit more faster way to share knowledge and it is free. With the books I group some articles together, rewrite them and add extra content if I find something interesting on the way of publishing.

Currently (as for the time writing this post) I’m preparing two books: one is in English and has the topic of XML and HTML scraping in Java (with XMLBeam and JSoup), with some additional content to my blog posts (performance measurement on more machines, better measuring, using the features of Java 8). The second book is Hungarian and there I write about CDI 1.1 with JBoss Weld (in EE and SE environments). I know this has not much value for English readers however for supporting me is very good. And the applications will be in English because of LeanPub source code formatting. And eventually I’ll translate the book to English later too.

Where to buy?

You can buy my books here.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Happy reading.

EHCache and Java EE 6

I think this is another interesting topic came from the mids of my wokring experience. The problem was: add EHCache to the Hibernate JPA 2.0 implementation as a second level cache and add some other caches to store properties or remote interface result objects. Naturally there are some errors which you encounter. I’ll share mine and their solution with you.

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