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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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All Other Metrics Are Useless

When it comes to queues, whether they’re implemented as JMS, database tables (i.e. what Ruby’s Delayed::Job uses for a queue), or even Amazon’s SQS, the most common metric used ...
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The Significance of HTML5

HTML5 is important for three reasons. And its importance starts with the end of browser plugins. That’s right. With HTML5, rich media aspects that were formally handled by plugins ...
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