Posts Tagged: http

node.js Annoyance: url-download

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I been using node.js for a while now, and I do like it. I think I am still to make up my mind as to I consider this a solid production environment or it’s just a great tool for scripting and getting prototype off the ground — but even so, I definitely see its place in […]

Issue with Jersey Multipart Libraries: Missing start boundary

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This one had me pulling my hairs off and going crazy trying to figure it out so I thought it deserves a space on my blog 🙂 While it’s what it looks like a small fix, it turned out to be a b**ch in terms of googling for an answer as whatever combination of search […]

Tracking Users Online — Part 3

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I’ve been lucky enough to get some time on my hands to put together a small release of the PixelServer project — and this is the post to accompany it. If you’re familiar with my posts from this series (see the previous entry here btw), you know that the code is hosted on Github under […]

Tracking Users Online — Part 2

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First release of this project on Github is now out there. And as promised in my “pilot” post of this series, this post will walk you through what went into this release and why. The project itself as you recall is available on Github in this repository: The version for this release is pixelserver-1.0.0 […]


Careful with Naming in Your Platform

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For those of you who keep an eye on my blog, I write quite a bit about technology and about software engineering — that’s because by trade I am a software engineer and quite passionate about a few areas in this segment. I write code and as such I blog a lot about coding. I […]

Java 8 Accumulators and Adders

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If you’ve been using Java for a while now, then like me, you must have saluted the move quite a while back in JDK 1.5 to introduce the atomic classes (AtomicLong, AtomicBoolean and so on). They were a big step forward, away from the clunkyness of having to create ridiculous bottlenecks in the code for […]

Small App for Linking Twitter and HowAboutWe

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OK so I know it’s geeky as you like, and to a certain degree pointless… however, for the sake of being a geek and using Twitter too much perhaps, I decided to give this a go, and it turned out into an app that I rather enjoyed playing with (as well as writing it of […]

First Steps with Jolokia

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In a (rather old) previous post I have talked about using Sun (ahem Oracle!) JMX/HTML bridge to manage and monitor your applications. As it happens, that agent has been discontinued and due to various licensing issues (I’m guessing) one can’t even download it normally from a maven repo, and has to rely on all sorts […]


CDN — The Basics — Part 2

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In the previous post, “CDN — The Basics — Part 1”, we got as far as looking at the situation where a load ballancer is employed in front of a set of identical web servers, and the DNS is handled externally by a dedicated DNS server, potentially in a different cloud/region/data center. As it has […]


CDN — The Basics — Part 1

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I wish I could put a “1 out of N” at the end of this post title, however, I have no ideas how far this will go unfortunately; I do however realise that the more I go into details about this subject the more there is to be said about it. And what I have […]

The Other Side of the Fence

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I felt I needed to write this, as we have been interviewing for a bit in Cognitive Match, for various segments of our technical team and we had occasionally bad luck with the candidates who turned up. Having been on both sides of the recruiting fence in my life, I realise that a certain percentage […]

About Web Servers Security

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A few weeks ago I was talking to an old friend of mine who finally decided to take advantage of his fast broadband and have a little personal site “hosted” at home, over the broadband link. (Due to the fact that I’m gonna give away some details about his hardware and software setup, I decided […]