Posts Tagged: mac os x

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]