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Java News and Code, Episode 3 (IBM developerWorks)

Hey Campers! Check out the latest episode of Java News and Code, Episode 3, hosted by yours truly!
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Java News and Code, Episode 2 (IBM developerWorks)

Hey folks! Check out the latest episode of Java News and Code, Episode 2:
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Blockchain Chaincode for Java Developers

Greetings! Check out this Tutorial I wrote for IBM developerWorks: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/j-chaincode-for-java-developers/index.html If you have wanted to learn Hyperledger Blockchain, but didn't have time to learn Go, then this tutorial is for you. Using the Java language, you can write Smart Contracts that plug into the Hyperledger Blockchain Fabric framework. ...
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JAX-RS Web Services using PUT, POST, and DELETE

In this video I'll show you how to: * Write a JAX-RS service using the HTTP PUT, POST, and DELETE methods * Build and deploy the service on Tomcat 8 * Use an HTTP Client GUI to exercise the methods The technology stack used in this video is: * Development - Eclipse IDE (Neon) * Build - Maven * App Server - Apache Tomcat 8 * JAX-RS implementation - Apache Jersey ...
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RESTful Services Using JAX-RS

In this video I'll show you how to write a simple RESTful service with three @GET methods. The technology stack used in this video is: Development - Eclipse IDE (Neon) Build - Maven App Server - Apache Tomcat 8 JAX-RS implementation - Apache Jersey JSON marshalling - Jackson REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer, and is a style of writing distributed...
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ListView Custom Row Layout

If you watched this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeyZcdaenO4 , then already know how to use ListView. And you probably noticed that the rows have a custom layout. How do we do that? Custom ListView row layouts, on today's edition of Makoto TV In this video, I'll show you how to: * Define the custom XML Layout * Specify the XML Layout when creating the...
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Mr. Android (Tutorial): ListView and SimpleCursorAdapter

So you want to use ListView? Well, you're gonna need a few things, and one of those things is a ListAdapter. The purpose of the ListAdapter is to sit between the data store and the AdapterView. In this video, I'll show you how I use the ListAdapter subclass called SimpleCursorAdapter with the AdapterView subclass called ListView. I've written a simple app to demonstrate the code for the...
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Android Tutorial: Using the Preferences API to Create User-Adjustable Settings for Your App!

In this video, I'll show you how to use the Preferences API to add a user-adjustable setting to the HoursDroid app. The HoursDroid app is available in the Playstore . The source code for the HoursDroid app is available in Github . Thanks for watching! --jsp
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Java Tutorial: Reading and Writing Properties Files


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JDK Logging Configuration

Greetings, all! JDK Logging Configuration can be confusing. For example, where is the configuration file? How do you control the output? We'll look at these questions in more in this video, available from my YouTube channel: Makoto TV. Below is the Logging configuration file I use in the video. ############################################################ # ...
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Tutorial: JUnit 4 Annotations

JUnit is THE testing framework to use when you write Java applications. If you're new to JUnit, it can be a little tricky to figure out what annotations to use and where they apply. In this video I'll show you the following annotations: @BeforeClass @Before @AfterClass @After @Test @Ignore @RunWith @SuiteClasses And as always the...
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Intro to Java Programming Course (IBM developerWorks)

Hello to all! After months of work, editing, sweat, tears (and a little blood), the Introduction to Java Programming Course is live on IBM developerWorks! You can access the content  here . I've also created a Playlist of the video content on Makoto TV, which you can access here . Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by! --jsp
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JUnit in Five Minutes!

JUnit is a very popular open source framework for testing Java applications. For new developers, it can be difficult getting started with it. In this video I'll show you some basic usage patterns that will get you started using this great testing framework, in five minutes. When Java developers talk about testing frameworks, JUnit is always near the top of the list. But...
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File I/O Using BufferedReader and BufferedWriter

File I/O is an inescapable part of being a software developer. In looking at the Javadoc for the java.io package, we see a dizzying array of classes. Do you use byte streams or character streams? Which classes do you use? In this episode I'll break it down and help you make sense out of it. As Java developers, we need to read and write files all the time. The JDK's io...
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TDD With JUnit!

Check out our latest video on doing Test-Driven Development (TDD) with JUnit 4! Thanks for watching! --jsp
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Java101: Master the java.util.Scanner!

The Java Scanner class is the bane of every computer science student taking their first Java programming class. Why do Java programming instructors love this class so much? One reason is that it provides a simple way to prompt the user for input so you can write simple programs while you learn basic Java syntax. Or they're just monsters who want to torture you. Either way, the Scanner...
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Intel to Acquire Deep Learning Hardware and Software Maker Nervana for $350 million!

According to insiders the deal is worth a lot - possibly upwards of $350 million! Read more of the story here: http://www.recode.net/2016/8/9/12413600/intel-buys-nervana--350-million http://nervanasys.com/intel-nervana Nervana is a hardware and software company specializing in Deep Learning technology. Skynet just took a great leap forward! $350 million will buy...
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Java 101: Polymorphism Demystified!

The first in the new Java 101 series, Polymorphism Demystified is sure to be a hit with Makoto TV subscribers. I'm talking to you, Larry. Enjoy! --jsp
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Android About Dialogs: Conclusion (Part 3/3)

All, Here is the final video in the series! Enjoy! --jsp
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Android About Dialogs

Hey, everyone! I have published 2 of 3 videos in a series on Android About dialogs. This coming Friday I will publish part 3 in this series, and that will be the last of the Android videos for a while. Nobody watches them, so I don't want to spend time doing them. For those of you who watch my Android videos (both of you), thanks. --jsp
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