Posts Tagged: open source

Beware of Governator’s @Configuration annotation

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If you read some of my posts dealing with dependency injection in Java you have probably figured it out (and I even stated it in clear) that I use Netflix Governator’s a lot. Especially as I revealed in one of my previous posts because Google Guice doesn’t support out of the box the likes of […]

Breaking into open source

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I read recently Shubheksha‘s blog post “A Beginner’s Very Bumpy Journey Through The World of Open Source” which describes her initial journeys into the open source world and reminded me a bit of some of my initial adventures into open source. (I even wrote a blog post ages ago — my goodness, literally ages ago […]

PMD Rules

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If you have used such plugins in your project as FindBugs, Checkstyle etc then you quite likely have heard of PMD too. (I have used these tools initially with Apache Maven and nowadays use them via Gradle in my builds, but there’s lots of support for others tools, Ant included.) The trouble with PMD as […]

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 […]

Small Note on gradle’s afterEvaluate

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If you use gradle and you took the path to write your own gradle plugins (try it, it’s fun!) to make your build process more … “enjoyable”, then this might come in handy one day. I have worked on a few gradle plugins, some of them inside the Netflix Nebula suite, some of them outside Netflix […]

Netflix Nebula Gradle Plugin and project.version

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If you use the Netflix OSS Nebula plugin in gradle and you use it for automatic versioning, incrementals etc then you will come across this at some point. (And in the case that some of you have already encountered this, I have to ask why did you not write the blog post I needed when […]

Frantic WordPress Theme — Update

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OK, so I’ve decided perhaps it’s time I give my blog’s look a refresh. I looked around and found this WordPress theme called Frantic on WordPress theme website: https://wordpress.org/themes/frantic/. It had the right look I was after but was missing one tiny thing — a “footer sidebar”. Previously I was using the Intrepidity WordPress theme […]

Start Your Own Open Source Project using SourceForge

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It’s interesting what one can find when cleaning up an old laptop before dumping it 🙂 Old photos that I’ve long forgotten of (some embarrassing ones too, omg the haircuts I supported throughout the time! :D), snippets of code back from the day when technology X was just coming out of its stables and I […]

Using the Netflix Genie Client in Java

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Ok, so if you haven’t been watching my activity on GitHub you might have missed this, and as such I feel it deserves a full on blog post. Recently, having joined Netflix, I started using some of their libraries, as to be expected. One of the things that I used pretty much from day one […]

Don’t Get Weirded Out by “Open Source”

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I read recently Robert Lindh’s post on his blog about the argument he makes for re-branding the concept of “open source” and I have to sympathize with it. If you’re a techie you are quite likely accustomed to the concept of open source and probably use some open source framework or stack. In fact you […]

Tracking Users Online — Part 1

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I’ve written before in my blog about privacy online, cookies, user tracking and so on. The idea isn’t new at all and it is encountered on every decent website out there. (In fact, I use a few different solutions on my blog for various reasons: analyzing the number of unique visitors, page views, filtering comments, […]

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 Java Utility to Generate Random int Files

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This is not ground-breaking, folks and in fact it’s not even anything sexy, but it’s just something that’s been bugging me for a while when I play with some Java tools and code on my side: I need (very) often a way to quickly generate a text file with random integers as well as a […]

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New Blog Layout and New Intrepidity Theme Changes

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So I’ve bitten the bullet finally, and changed my blog layout. For those of you repeated visitors I’m sure you noticed, for the rest of you who are new to my site, it’s worth saying that the old theme has been on my blog since its inception — which is a few good years back, […]

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Evernote API — Small Maven Problem

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So I started looking a bit closer these days at the Evernote API — another platform alongside Twitter which I like a lot, which is to say it’s basically another platform I find myself writing all sorts of tiny apps around 🙂 From the beginning I find out right away a small problem in their […]