Spring Integration in 5 minutes!

While browsing my email, accidentally found an email with a link to my talk on Spring Integration talk last year at Skills Matter, London. There’s a link to video of the presentation, please have a look. Well, it may provide you with an introduction to Spring Integration with in no time. Please follow the link if you wish to listen to the presentation (or click on the image).

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Just Spring Updated Version is out!

I am very happy to say that the  revised, re-written and updated version of Just Spring is now ready. Please check on O’Reilly, Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. As always, do let me know if I have missed anything or you spot a mistake (I’ll buy you a coffee for sure!)

The first edition was quite well received (I am thankful to one and all) – also I am aware of the errors and mistakes. I have been waiting for a suitable opportunity to rewrite the book or rather polish the content.

I love writing during travel – be it a bus, train or a plane. Unfortunately I can’t write if I see no chaos around me. So coffee houses, bustling kiosks, city benches, town centre shopping malls etc are my favourite places.

So when I visited my parents (and my in-laws) during Christmas, I know I what I will be doing. I’ve stuck to the plan and completed the book re-write successfully.

You see, some people can’t survive with out “Social Drama” in their day to day life – if you put them in a town or village where internet is still at its infancy, don’t think they will survive. But I do take that as a blessing – I wouldn’t have completed my book if I have luxury of connecting to the external world (for useless reasons).

Anyway, I got to get back to my fourth installment - this time not in Spring Framework arena. Just Hibernate is for those who are looking for a similar type of simple-sweet-to-the-point book! I am hopeful to get JH to you sooner (do ping me if you wish to get more info on JH or help me with reviews).

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Just Spring Integration is now published!

I am thrilled to say that my second book in the Spring space – titled Just Spring Integration is now out. It is available in print and ebook format. It covers Spring Integration technology – anyone who’s working in this area or interested in learning the technology – I would recommend this book. I’ve tried hard to keep my simple yet powerful philosophy of Just Books series in this title too. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this book and am sure Continue reading

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Just Spring in Top 20 on Amazon!


Just Spring (Core) has achieved unforgettable place – rising to 17th Rank in Java Books category on Amazon.com! It is at #15,000 in overall books category at the time of writing this item. I know ranks are deceiving as they rise or fall every now and then. My only happiness is that the book is being helpful to many. I can’t thank enough to my readers for Continue reading

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Indians – Fat..Fatter..Fattest..

Indians are growing fast – well in building up body fat. The increase in waistlines are due to long hours and erratic eating with no general exercise. Type 2 Diabetes (“Sugar” as they call in India) is on increasing scale. Definitely not everyone falls in this category, but recent reports suggest that rising incomes are related to rising waistlines! Working at the desks for long hours does not help at all – not only from family point but from health point too. We have to get rid of the mis-perception that paunch is a sign of prosperity. Infact it is a sign of  Continue reading

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Free Soft Copy of What’s New in Java 7!

My recent article A look at Java 7′s new features on the new features on Java 7 is available as a soft copy from O’Reilly. It is a FREE download! It is available in ePub, Mobi and Pdf formats. Check out this link to download the copy fro O’Reilly. You can also check out the soft copy from Amazon too. It’s a Kindle version.

Java 7 has a number of features that will please developers. Madhusudhan Konda provides an overview of these, including strings in switch statements, multi-catch exception handling, try-with-resource statements, Continue reading

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Watch India England ODI Online

The excitement and hopes raised by winning first ODI in the series at Hyderabad made to forget all my anger during the recent debackle of India in England tour. The bbci is live streaming the match all over the world over the internet. I must say the quality is pretty good. However, if you are in India, you would be running with a 5 minute delay. Follow this link to Continue reading

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Goodbye, Dennis!

It was a sad day to find out Dennis Ritchie is no more. The creator of famous C programming language Dennis Ritchie is a great icon as he also co-invented Unix operating system. Both of his inventions have changed the application development landscape dramatically over the last two decades.

My first ever book on C programming language was the book written by Dennis Ritche. And of course the first program was “Hello, World”. I am sad to see program that prints “Goodbye, World!”.  Tributes were flowing on Twittter and Continue reading

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When do we realise Organic Software?

I recently came across this report that talks about the Java Productivity in Indian Developer community comparing against rest of the World. From my personal opinion, although there are star developers in the country, most of them are let down by their employers. I see many of of my friends slogging from 9 till 11pm (some working even weekends), sacrificing their social and family life. The greed of these employers push the intelligent flock into dumbness.

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