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Baeldung Series Part 2: Build a Dashboard With Cassandra, Astra and CQL – Mapping Event Data

1. Introduction In our previous article, we looked at augmenting our dashboard to store and display individual events from the Avengers using DataStax Astra, a serverless DBaaS powered by Apache Cassandra using Stargate to offer additional APIs for working with it. In this article, we will be making use of the exact same data in a different way. We are going to allow the user to select …

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The Story of a Java 17 Native Memory Leak

Context When Java 17 was released, we (the platform team at Auto Trader where I was working at the time) were fairly quick to provide a new Docker base image to allow our developers to gain the benefits of the new goodness in the JDK available since Java 11, the previous LTS version. Over the course of a few years, we’ve …

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On Cosmetics vs. Intrinsics in Programming

A ruthless battle occurs every day on the World Wide Web. Its goal is to decide which programming flavor is the best: OOP or FP? I assume that imperative and procedural programming are not part of the contenders. Arguments range from the factual to the irrelevant to the utterly stupid. A couple of years ago, I wanted to listen to …

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