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Michael Gower
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Spring / Java Developer, Blogger
Spring / Java Developer, Blogger

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Studying and passing the AWS Developer Associate Exam
Amazon Web Services has been around for over a decade now and has offerings that continue to grow. They also have over a 35% market share .  Lastly the Developer Associate exam seems to come up on "best programmer certs" type of posts (e.g. here ). So if y...
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Writing Effective Exception Descriptions
Introduction Writing exception descriptions are not really taught in programming classes but are vitally important in the field.  Namely if you need to refine your descriptions to find a problem it can lead to multiple pushes to a production environment bef...
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Overview of JSON Libraries and How to Choose a Library
Welcome It's good to be back.  The blog had an expected hiatus while I moved to a new city, also around Seattle. Intro Many of my posts are about overcoming unexpected difficulties when using some software library or module or another.  I decided to take a ...
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Java Multithreading in Practice: Part 3
Introduction - The Saga Continues In Part 1 we discussed presenting a cleaner interface to Java 6's ExecutorService and ScheduledExecutorService .  In Part 2 we discussed ensuring that the system doesn't eat / ignore exceptions in threads.  In Part 3 we wil...
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Post from last week that I didn't have a chance to mention yet.
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Technology Gone Terribly... Right
I'm not an Amazon fan-boy.  I worked there as a contractor  for 8 months and still didn't start using Amazon in my personal life.  I may be forced to subscribe to Amazon Prime to get Dr. Who , but that will be very begrudgingly. However, Amazon Web Services...
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You're Killing Me Spring: "Singleton" Scope
Introduction I generally try to avoid traditional Gang of Four Design Pattern Singletons .  In Java they are only guaranteed to be singular per running Java Virtual Machine , don't scale to a clustered environment , can be serialized / deserialized to creat...
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Is it Wednesday already?  New blog post.
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