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Author Archives: Pascal Alma

Pascal is a senior JEE Developer and Architect at 4Synergy in The Netherlands. Pascal has been designing and building J2EE applications since 2001. He is particularly interested in Open Source toolstack (Mule, Spring Framework, JBoss) and technologies like Web Services, SOA and Cloud technologies. Specialties: JEE, SOA, Mule ESB, Maven, Cloud Technology, Amazon AWS.

Setting up your own VPC with AWS

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When you are using AWS resources like EC2 instances they will be assigned to a default VPC. However, by using AWS it is quite easy to setup your own VPC. In this post I describe how to setup a basic configuration. This is a setup in which we have a public subnet for our servers that have to be accessible ...

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Getting started with AWS IAM

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Recently AWS announced that using IAM Roles with their EMR service will be mandatory as of June 30 this year. In this post I will show you how to setup the IAM basics when you are starting with AWS. When you are starting from scratch with your new AWS account then you will see the following management console. Choose the ...

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More advanced stuff with JMS and AWS SQS

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As you might know SQS in AWS SQS stands for ‘Simple Queue Service’. While playing around with it I recently found one of the reasons why it may be called ‘simple’. In two previous posts (here and here) I showed to use SQS as a JMS queue provider in combination with the Spring Framework. With this basic setup I decided ...

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Creating a Message Driven Bean with AWS SQS in Spring

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In my previous post I showed a simple example how to use AWS SQS with Spring Framework to put messages on a queue and to read them from the queue. In this post I go one step further and use Spring to create a ‘Message Driven Bean’ so each message that is put on the queue is picked up and ...

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Using AWS SQS as JMS provider with Spring

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Recently AWS published a new client library that implements the JMS 1.1 specification and uses their Simple Queue Service (SQS) as the JMS provider (see Jeff Barr’s post here). In my post I will show you how to set up your Maven project to use the Spring Framework to use this library. We will perform the following steps:     ...

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Message Content Filtering with WSO2 ESB

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Every integration architect or developer should be familiair with Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) as described by Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf. One of the patterns is the ‘Content Message Filter’ (not to be confused with the Message Filter pattern). There are multiple ways to achieve this in WSO2 with different Mediator. One way is using the XSLT Mediator where you ...

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Running PageRank Hadoop job on AWS Elastic MapReduce

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In a previous post I described an example to perform a PageRank calculation which is part of the Mining Massive Dataset course with Apache Hadoop. In that post I took an existing Hadoop job in Java and modified it somewhat (added unit tests and made file paths set by a parameter). This post shows how to use this job on ...

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Calculate PageRanks with Apache Hadoop

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Currently I am following the Coursera training ‘Mining Massive Datasets‘. I have been interested in MapReduce and Apache Hadoop for some time and with this course I hope to get more insight in when and how MapReduce can help to fix some real world business problems (another way to do so I described here). This Coursera course is mainly focussing ...

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Making use of the open sources of WSO2 ESB

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When implementing services using the WSO2 stack (or any other open source Java framework) you will sooner or later run into a situation that the framework behaviour doesn’t do what you expect it should do. Or you just want to verify the way a product works. I lately had several of these experiences and I got around it to setup ...

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Developing with WSO2

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Since a few months I am back working with WSO2 products. In the upcoming posts I describe some of the (small) issues I ran into and how to solve them. The first thing I did when setting up my development environment was downloading the Developer Studio (64-bit version) on my Mac. After unzipping the downloaded zip file you see the ...

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