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Override becomes overload! – something to watch out with Java Generics

Recently I was working on this large project originally written in Java 1.4. In this particular effort we were refactoring parts of the project while moving the source code to Java 6 (introducing Generics) as well as using some of the new libraries available. Everything was going smooth (a little too smooth maybe), until we … Continue reading

Should Maven Central be a software distribution site or an index?

I was reading an email thread on the Maven Developers mailing list about standardizing maven repositories, and re-factoring Maven Central. The discussion got me thinking – and me believes Maven Central Repository should not be a repository of artifacts at all, but more a look-up service / directory with some basic information (think UDDI). Let … Continue reading

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Random Musings is a collection of my personal thoughts, opinions, views and anything else that I find interesting. The views posted here are mine and may not necessarily reflect the views of MindTree Limited (my employer).