Anatomy of a Twitter microservice
Here’s a small presentation which was created as we’ve tried to build a microservice for our in-house Device Detection solution. As part of that exercise, we’ve adopted the Twitter microservice stack and this presentation will try to dissect the cross-cutting concerns a microservice stack has to deal with. We called this service affectionally µWURFL as it mimics the paid cloud WURFL service which we hope with their permission will be open-sourced (the and binary dependencies will still require a deal with ScientiaMobile, which is totally worth it!)ScientiaMobile showed itself as a great partner and their API was very easy to integrate with.

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Initial release of jira-maven-plugin

Several months ago I found a plugin made by George Gastaldi which allows performing some common JIRA actions when performing the version release on JIRA on release, creating the next release as well as generating the release notes.Unfortunately our JIR…

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How to install AMD Catalyst driver 13.11 on Ubuntu Linux Saucy

Download archive from here. unzip sh ‘amd-catalyst-13.11-beta’ –buildpkg Ubuntu/saucysudo dpkg -i fglrx_13.250-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb fglrx-dev_13.250-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb f…

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Sim City Social to be switched off

After the unfortunate decision to turn Sim City Social off, my neighbour had a very nice subliminal message to EA Games, I could not have said it better myself.Fuck EA Sports

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Generating xml schema documentation elements from JAXB annotated classes

When you’re in the business of creating Java Web Services today, be it JAX-WS or JAX-RS, one of the difficult things to get right is actually documenting the entities from a API developer point of view, especially in the scenario where your model is th…

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Tell me how you build your buildings and I’ll tell you who you are

I have to admit that I succumbed to the temptation of starting SimSity Social several months ago. As a game that intrigued me even when I was a kid and a genuine fan of God/simulation games I just couldn’t resist. All in all, I can say that e…

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Selecting the name of the node in an of an XPath expression?

Selecting the name of the node in an of an XPath expression? name(/path/to/node)

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Pervasive computing..

Nella mia tesi avevo scritto: “.. si arriverà un giorno a digitare su proprio motore di …

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java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class javax.crypto.SunJCE_b

Check if the user actually has access rights to these JVM jars-rw——- 1 root root 2465 Apr 28 17:28 US_export_policy.jar-rw——- 1 root root 2481 Apr 28 17:28 local_policy.jar

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Spring Integration Http Outbound Gateway and variable url

I’ve recently had to deal with spring integration and in particular the http outbound gateway component. One possible use case for it would be to have to send the message out to an arbitrary url. In order to accomplish this, we can insert the…