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Installing TomEE from Puppet

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Apache TomEE is an all-Apache stack aimed at Java EE 6 Web Profile certification where Tomcat is top dog. It is the conjunction of Tomcat + Java EE. Puppet is a tool designed to manage the configuration of our systems declaratively. We only have to describe system resources and their state. This description is stored in the core-files of Puppet, ...

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Testing Spring Data Neo4j Applications with NoSQLUnit

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Spring Data Neo4j is the project within Spring Data project which provides an extension to the Spring programming model for writing applications that uses Neo4j as graph database. To write tests using NoSQLUnit for Spring Data Neo4j applications, you do need nothing special apart from considering that Spring Data Neo4j uses a special property called type in graph nodes and ...

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Code Quality stage using Jenkins

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In Continuous Delivery each build is potentially shippable. This fact implies among a lot of other things, to assign a none snapshot version to your components as fast as possible so you can refer them through all the process. Usually automated software delivery process consist of several stages like Commit stage, Code Quality, Acceptance Tests, Manual Test, Deployment, … But ...

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The Reality of Developer’s Life

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In this post I am going to try to illustrate in a funny way the reality of developer’s life. This post is a translation of another post written in Spanish. When you upload something to production environment: When you find a problem solution without searching in Google: When you close your IDE without saving the code: When you try to ...

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Testing Spring Data MongoDB Applications with NoSQLUnit

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Spring Data MongoDB is the project within Spring Data project which provides an extension to the Spring programming model for writing applications that uses MongoDB as database. To write tests using NoSQLUnit for Spring Data MongoDB applications, you do need nothing special apart from considering that Spring Data MongoDB uses a special property called _class for storing type information alongside ...

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Yammer Metrics, A new way to monitor your application

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When you are running long term applications like web applications, it is good to know some statistics about them, like number of requests served, request durations, or the number active requests. But also some more generic information like the state of your internal collections, how many times some portion of code is being executed, or health checks like database availability, ...

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Writing Acceptance Tests for Openshift + MongoDb Applications

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Acceptance testing are used to determine if the requirements of a specification are met. It should be run in an environment as similar as possible of the production one. So if your application is deployed into Openshift you will require a parallel account to the one used in production for running the tests. In this post we are going to ...

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Use reCaptcha in a Spring MVC web application

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A CAPTCHA is a program that can generate and grade tests that humans can pass but computer programs ‘cannot‘. One of strategies followed are showing an image to user with distorted text, and user should write text in input area. If showed text is the same as input by user, then we can ‘assure‘ that a human is on computer. A captcha ...

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Avoiding FORs – Anti-If Campaign

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Have you ever wondered how FORs impact your code? How they are limiting your design and more important how they are transforming your code into an amount of lines without any human meaning? In this post we are going to see how to transform a simple example of a for (provided by Francesco Cirillio – anti-if campaign), to something more readable and well designed. ...

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