Java Pub House

In the second part of optimization, we talk about the tools (or more properly algorithms) that you can use to optimize a piece of code. Ever wonder how to make a piece of code faster? or difference between caching and Divide-and-Conquer? then tune in! You'll become the McGyver of code optimization.

Fork/Join Java 7 (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/essential/concurrency/forkjoin.html)
Guava (http://code.google.com/p/guava-libraries/)
Charlie Hunt's book (http://www.amazon.com/Java-Performance-Charlie-Hunt/dp/0137142528)
OpenCL for Java (http://www.jocl.org/)
Aparapi(http://developer.amd.com/zones/java/aparapi/Pages/default.aspx)

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Direct download: JPHE14.mp3
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:11pm CDT

We all love speed, code speed that is! In this podcast we delve into code optimizations, and what does it mean to optimize for speed. We go over what is the mind-state that you need as you optimize code and offer sneaky shortcuts that allows 10-fold improvement with very little code change (Caching, or pregenerating, or timed-updates). More importantly we go over the process on defining when you have "arrived" at a good optimization point, and hopefully help you optimize what is really important (measuring for performance). If you need to scale up/out and around, listen to this episode!

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Direct download: JPHE13.mp3
Category:Performance -- posted at: 4:55pm CDT

In this podcast we talk about the Model-View-Controller pattern (and is prettier cousin, the Model-View-Presenter), and go over how to go about implementing the MVC/MVP Pattern (really, what to instantiate first, and how to wire the whole thing). We also cover the caveats of implementing the MVC, including escaped references in construction, and making the view alway update from the model state. Lastly we talk about where to store view information (such as window size and colors, etc. Hint: not in the model). In all, if you ever needed to touch MVC code, this will help you light the path to awesome interaction! (and ease of unit testing)

http://googletesting.blogspot.com/2009/02/with-all-sport-drug-scandals-of-late.html(Google reference to the MVP pattern)

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Direct download: JPHE12.mp3
Category:Patterns -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

In this podcast we air our first question/feedback from our listener and dive a little into it (related to Dependency Injection). We also talk about how to create Thread Safe objects (There is the easy way, and the hard way). And at last! we have a Google group where you can add/post comments and open discussions.

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Direct download: JPHE11.mp3
Category:Multithreading -- posted at: 8:40pm CDT

Testing, Testing, 1.2.3! (All about Unit Testing, And Dependency Injection)

For those Unit Testers out there (and those who want to do more unit tests), this podcast is for you! We cover JUnit in general, and explain how to shoe-in unit tests in current (and legacy code). We talked about Dependency Injection (and the Concern of Creation), and Mocking (what it is, and how is it used). In all, if you ever wondered why creating unit tests in your current code is hard, or why are people talking about Dependency Injection (DI), come in, and listen!

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Direct download: JPHE10.mp3
Category:Testing -- posted at: 7:57pm CDT

In this episode we talk about the Decorator pattern and how it is applied. We cover a couple of caveats (especially when combined with the Observer pattern) and learn how to not be afraid of its verboseness. In all, it's the season of decorating, so let's decorate!

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Direct download: JPHE9.mp3
Category:Patterns -- posted at: 7:56pm CDT

In this episode we go over Aspects (and AspectJ), what really is, and when to use them. It turns out, that there is nothing misterious about them! We also cover how to set-up Aspects for J2SE so you can start using them immediately!

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VM Parameter
-javaagent:dep/aspectjweaver.jar

Example Aspect

@Aspect

public class OrderAspect {

@Before("execution(* *.*(Order))") // must qualify
public void anyCall() {
System.out.println("Was called from anywhere");
}
}

Example aop.xml file

          <aspectj>
<aspects>
<aspect name="OrderAspect"/>
</aspects>
<weaver options="-verbose -showWeaveInfo">
</weaver>
</aspectj>

Example Folder Structure

src
|
|-META-INF
|
|-aop.xml

References:

http://www.eclipse.org/aspectj/doc/released/adk15notebook/ataspectj-pcadvice.html

http://www.eclipse.org/aspectj/doc/next/quick5.pdf

http://blog.espenberntsen.net/2010/03/20/aspectj-cheat-sheet/

(Using aspects with annotations)
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2011089/aspectj-pointcut-for-all-methods-of-a-class-with-specific-annotation

Direct download: JPHE8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

In this episode we talk about Threads and Threading, the difference between Daemon and User Threads, and why changing priorities is not for the weak of heart. Also we cover Swing's golden Threading rule (with the Event Dispatching Thread). If you ever typed new Thread(), or if you heard to be careful about Swing and Threading, this episode is for you!

Direct download: JPHE7.mp3
Category:Multithreading -- posted at: 9:43pm CDT

In this week's podcast we talk about Design Patterns (and the Grand Dads of the Software Patterns, the Gang-of-four), and dive into our first design pattern (of many), the Observer pattern. We discussed how to implemented (within Java), and went to describe its use in Java Swing, and why anonymous inner classes for Listeners doesn't create memory leaks (most of the time anyways). In all a great introduction to a first pattern (see what they are all about!)

Direct download: JPHE6.mp3
Category:Patterns -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

In this podcast we dive into the age-old producer and consumer problem, talked about the different aspects of it (what does it really solve?), and explain the difference between throughput vs latency. Lastly we discuss the ThreadPoolExecutor and how to fine tune it for your particular project needs!

Direct download: JPHE5.mp3
Category:Multithreading -- posted at: 8:33pm CDT