Posts Tagged: Mac

Apache Cassandra

Small (Yet Interesting!) Cassandra Test

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I have worked recently in Netflix on a project which was hitting one of our Cassandra clusters. (By the way, we use Cassandra here a lot, wherever possible we prefer it to RDBMS, so we got tons of instances running Cassandra.) Part of what my code had to do was to retrieve a set of […]

Using OS-level Signals in Java for Monitoring

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For those of you familiar to monitoring Java applications, I’m sure the first thing that springs to mind is JMX. And I agree, that is a nice framework to provide various app insights for tracking and monitoring. The trouble with JMX though, if you haven’t got a system in place already to collect this data […]

Small (Mac OS) Script to Backup Raspberry Pi

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I’m a big fan of Raspberry PI — to the point where I have actually 2 of these little rascals. (I actually use one of them occasionally to run bits of development stuff on it — test things like nodejs and groovy scripts etc; and the other one I sort of keep for experimental PI […]

The Mac Daddy

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This is another speech I’ve given at Valley Toastmasters, and it’s part of Competent Communicator manual, project #5: “Your Body Speaks“. As a reminder, the objective of the project are: Use stance, movements, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose Make your body language smooth and natural […]

Running Multiple JDK Versions on Mac OS X

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If you’re a Java developer like me, working on a bunch of different projects at the same time, then you quite likely find yourself in the situation where you need to switch in between different JDK versions every time you switch context/project. In my case, I am working on the (good) stuff we got going […]


Use MS Powerpoint to Draw Diagrams

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OK, so this post probably looks odd in the context of my blog — since most of the content so far is made up of (rather silly) pictures of me mixed up with technical content targeted at developers out there. However, if you are more than a coder and you actually get involved in designing […]

Carbonite — Feature Request

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I’m broadcasting this on all channels at the moment, just so I can get the attention of the guys in Carbonite and hopefully get this feature added to their (otherwise excellent!) software. So if you’re a Carbonite user and you find this feature I’m asking for is worth anything, would love some feedback on this […]

Running Tomcat on Port 80 on a Mac — shell script

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If you’ve been messing about with Tomcat on a Mac OS X, you probably came across the problem of not being able to run the damn Tomcat on port 80. This to many won’t come as a problem, as in most cases port 8080 works fine for local development/testing. However, I found out that this […]