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Developers Ecosystem in 2017: JetBrains survey

Recently JetBrains conducted an extended survey about the developers ecosystem, that is, what languages/frameworks the developers are using, in which companies they work (by size), what is the demographical situation etc. The survey obviously mainly covers the users of JetBrains products, so it is not the whole dev ecosystem, but it is interesting still. Continue reading

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Spring Retry, because Winter is coming

OK, this is actually not about the winter, which as we all know has already come. It is about Spring Retry, a small Spring Framework library that allows us to add retry functionality to any task that should be retryable. Continue reading

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Come on baby and rescue me, or RescueTime productivity tool

Our life online is full of distractions. So much so that sometimes you want to track your time and make sure that you give it to the right cause, and not just kill it mindlessly. And when there’s a will, … Continue reading

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Describe your API, or Here comes Apiary

There’s an interesting service out there called Apiary which I think was quite underutilized by us, because I only used it a few times in my work. The importance of it, however, was recently proved by it having been bought by … Continue reading

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Why Google is worried, or Are you scared of job interviews?

Recently I’ve been contacted by a Google recruiter, who wrote that she saw my CV in their database and decided to contact me about an opportunity in Switzerland. I declined, because at the time I had a lot on my … Continue reading

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Interview questions: verify the braces

This is one of the easier coding tasks, but you still can meet it in some preliminary tech screening. The problem looks like this: Given a string containing just the characters ‘(‘, ‘)’, ‘{‘, ‘}’, ‘[‘ and ‘]’, determine if the … Continue reading

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There’s something about… ThreadPoolExecutor

There’s definitely a lot to say about Executors in Java and ThreadPoolExecutor as a particular case, but what I recently ran into was a simple issue. An application gets a large stream of data from source to destination; it does so concurrently so as to speed up the process. Problem was, when I added the parallelism, the application started running out of memory very soon. Continue reading

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