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05: ♥ 7 Java FP (lambda expressions) real life examples in wrangling normal & big data

This post extends Transforming your thinking from OOP to FP. In Big-data, functional programming is prevalent when working with data sets. For example, writing a Spark job to work with RDDs (Resilient Distributed Data sets). In Imperative (E.g. OOP, procedural programming, etc) programming you can say

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07: Reactive Programming (RP) in Java Interview Q&A

Q1. Explain “pull” vs “push” paradigms (aka imperative/interactive vs reactive) with respect to processing data in programming? A1. Interactive/imperative Programming (Pull): is all about asking for something and getting it in return. One common pattern in this world is the iterator pattern, which loops through and pull data out of…...

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02: jvisualvm to detect memory leak – a quick tutorial style Java demo

This is a companion post to 8 Java Memory Management Interview Q&A demonstrating a memory leak scenario step by step with jvisualvm, which is a free profiling tool that gets shipped with JDK. Step 1: Code that causes memory leak Here is a sample code that causes memory leak. It

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01: jvisualvm to sample Java heap memory

Java does not have a sizeof operator like C++ does. Java uses automatic memory management known as the Garbage Collection, hence it is not that important to evaluate size of various objects. But, for the purpose of learning & fixing any potential memory issues, I have used “jvisualvm”, which is

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05: Java primitives & objects – memory consumption interview Q&A

Q1. How much memory space does a primitive type int occupy in Java? A1. 4 bytes. Q2. Java objects get stored in the heap memory space, but how about the primitive variables? A2. It depends. 1) Primitives defined locally would be on the stack.

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3. Multi-Threading – Create a simple framework where work items can be submitted

Q: Create a simple framework where work items can be submitted using Java 8 or later. Here are the use cases: #1: A work item is an instance of a class. #2: The definition of “parallelism” controls how many threads are created to execute the work items in parallel (aka…...

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10: ♦ ExecutorService Vs Fork/Join & Future Vs CompletableFuture Interview Q&A

Q1. What is the difference between “ExecutorService” and “Fork/Join Framework“? A1. The Fork/Join framework uses a special kind of thread pool known as the ForkJoinPool, which is a specialized implementation of ExecutorService implementing the 1) work-stealing algorithm, in which the idle workers steal the work from those workers who are

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♥♦ HashMap & HashSet and how do they internally work? What is a hashing function?

HashMap is not only one of the frequently used data structures, but also one of the popular interview topics. Q1. How does a HashMap store data? A1. As key/value pairs. You can store and retrieve values with the keys. Q2. What is the HashMap lookup time in Big O notation?

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