Allen Chee

About Allen Chee

Allen is a software developer working in the banking domain. Apart from hacking code and tinkering with technology, he reads a lot about history, so that mistakes of the past need not be repeated if they are remembered.

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Base64 in Java 8 – It’s Not Too Late To Join In The Fun

Finally, Java 8 is out. Finally, there’s a standard way to do Base64 encoding. For too long we have been relying on Apache Commons Codec (which is great anyway). Memory-conscious ...
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Insidi-DoS: Internally negotiated, self-image-damaging DoS

What’s more damning and ego-bruising than an external DoS (denial of service) attack? Why, an internally inspired one of course. Which self-respecting company would do such a ...
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Cryptography Using JCA – Services In Providers

The Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) is an extensible framework that enables you to use perform cryptographic operations. JCA also promotes implementation independence (program ...
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Embedding HSQLDB server instance in Spring

I was using XAMPP happily for development until I had to host it somewhere accessible via the Internet for the client to test and use. I have a VPS that only has 384 RAM, and needing ...
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Spring 3.1 – Loading Properties For XML Configuration From Database

Spring makes it easy to inject values obtained from properties files via its PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer and (pre-Spring 3.1) PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer (Spring 3.1). These ...
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Turbo-charge your Android emulator for faster development

I came across an article, which claims to boost the Android emulator’s performance using Intel’s Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM) driver. It got me excited ...
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