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Fault Tolerance in Go

In distributed systems, failure is inevitable. Eventually, some service will become bogged down and consequently won’t respond quickly enough or, worse, a service will simply die. ...
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Continuous Integration Is a Hack!

“Continuous Integration is a hack!” said my friend Ben Rady years ago during a discussion on CI hosted by Stelligent. At the time, I was incredulous! How dare someone question the ...
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Docker Containers With Gradle in 4 Steps

 Do you need to create a Docker image from your Java web app? Are you using Gradle? If so, then you are only 4 steps away from Docker nivana. For this example, I’m going to use a ...
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Custom Git Commands in 3 Steps

I’m lazy and so I seek ways to reduce repetitious activities. For instance, I’ve spent a lot of time in a terminal typing Git commands. A few of the more common commands, I’ve ...
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Java 8’s Functional Fomentation

Java 8 has revolutionized Java. It’s easily the most significant release of Java in the last 10 years. There are a ton of new features including default methods, method and constructor ...
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Continuous Delivery for Heroku With Jenkins

A continuous delivery pipeline that leverages Jenkins and targets Heroku is fairly simple to set up, provided you install the Jenkins Git plugin. With this pipeline, changes to a specific ...
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Elasticsearch in a Box

Are you looking to get going with Elasticsearch as quickly as possible without having to worry about installing Java or Elasticsearch itself? Are you looking for a repeatable and automated ...
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Provisioning Ubuntu With Java in 3 Steps

As I’ve written about before, Vagrant is handy tool for creating localized VMs. It’s a lot like firing up EC2 images, but, for the most part, things are localized (you can, by the ...
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SSH & Vagrant

Vagrant is a handy tool for creating VMs. It’s a lot like firing up an EC2 instance, but in Vagrant’s case, everything is localized. And best of all, it’s free. I tend to favor ...
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AWS EBS in 4 Steps

When you fire up an AWS AMI, you are given a small partition of disk space that survives reboots. For example, the base Ubuntu AMI I tend to favor comes with an 8GB primary partition; ...
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