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Author Archives: Antonio Santiago

A Computer Science as profession and hobby. Firm believer of Software Engineering and a lover of Agile methodologies. There is no ring to rule them all, every place needs to forge its own master ring. His main field of experience is the Java ecosystem, and he has also worked actively with many related web technologies while looking to improve the client side of web applications.

Reading/writing compressed and not compressed files in Java


Main reason for this post is trying don’t repeat yourself (DRY) because, often, I fall in the recursive need to read and write compressed and not compressed files (mainly JSON and CSV). Let’s to see first how to read text files. Note I’m working with (relatively small) text files so:           The read methods returns an ...

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Jelastic, cloud platform for Java


Who is behind Jelastic? That was my first question so I took a look to the Jelastic web site. The best way to answer this is looking at the Jelastic Team section. Founders, advisers, special partners conforms a real professional team. As special partners you will find the MySQL (Michael “Monty” Widenius) and Nginx (Igor Sysoev) authors. Special mention too ...

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Open alternatives to Google Maps


Lately there was a not much surprising news about Google products and services. Among other things Google has changed the Google Maps API use policy and will charge to those users that exceed some download limits. It is well known that Google Maps is one of the most (or the most) famous mapping service used around the net and it ...

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Sending emails with Java


I start writing this post as a simple “how to send an email” using Java, but later I found I need to briefly explain more things. So, here is this kind of all in one summary about sending emails with Java. Outside the Java SE platform, but included in JavaEE one, the JavaMail package provides a platform to build mail ...

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