Happy new year! After many months, busy with the responsive Gumtree project, I wrote another post for our developer blog. This time talking about Hystrix, a Netflix library for application resilience.
It's March and Java 8 is coming soon. A delayed and very expected release of Java with plenty of new tools: lambdas, default methods, etc.
At Gumtree we are currently doing some changes to the back-end of the site. To that aim we have spent some weeks building tools and scaffolding that will facilitate our next tasks. Planning is important if you want quality.
Today I was working with a unit test class for my Google Summer of Code project. Launching the test raised a concurrency exception due to me using ContiPerf to check the performance of some methods. It's a situation that, given the piece of code tested, would not usually happen.