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Easily generate SSL certificates and htpasswd files with Docker


So you don’t have installed OpenSSL or apache2-utils on your laptop, but you have Docker installed and you want to generate SSL (self-signed or not) certificates and an htpasswd file for basic authentication ? Follow those easy steps! Generate SSL certificates from a Docker container I gathered those steps from this nice article from Digital Ocean (How To Create a ...

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The Story with Story Points


I don’t like story points. I think this is part of my crusade against complexity. You can catch a glimpse of  it here. Story points were invented as supporting beams for the bridge between business and development that would later be called agile. They started with a very good concept that wasn’t there before: The story. Remember those hundred page specs, and ...

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Hello World in Vaadin & DukeScript


On the face of it, Vaadin—and GWT in general—has a lot in common with DukeScript. Both are focused on providing browser-oriented solutions for Java developers and have good integration with IDEs, thanks to their native support for Maven. However, these aspects are really all that they have in common. From the programming model, to how the frameworks process the code, to how applications are ...

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Writing Data Driven Tests for your Java Application


JUnit is an extremely powerful testing framework that not only provides its users with a facility to write quick and easy tests but also provides an opportunity for users to extend it and make it work the way they want it to. Many frameworks have been built on top of JUnit that provides various ease of use functionalities to their ...

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Set up Jenkins for Android projects


Nowadays continuous integration is a must for Android application development. Jenkins plugins make it a lot easier to go with continuous integration while developing your Android application. First we must install the Gradle plugin for Jenkins.               The we must install the Android emulator plugin for Jenkins. We have to install Gradle on jenkins: ...

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Wiring YAML to a file or network with Chronicle Wire


Overview Chronicle Wire is designed to get the benefits of a text protocol in terms of ease of development and faster debugging, but be able to switch to a more performant and smaller binary protocol without having to change your code. In this post, I looked at the performance you might achieve using a YAML based text format for serialization, ...

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Adding Database Logging to JUnit3


We have written many thousands of JUnit3 tests over the last decade and are now trying to consolidate the results in a database instead of scattered log files. It turns out to be remarkably easy to extend the TestCase class to do this. Note: this approach does not directly apply to JUnit4 or other test frameworks but it’s usually possible ...

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Increasing complexity one entity at a time


While working on one of our internal tools, I decided to make a small comprise and not follow my own advice. We are building a mini CRM tool and the initial requirements were: Maintain information about the companies we are dealing with; Maintain a list of contacts per company; Maintain a list of engagements (projects, training, consultancy) per company. NOTE: ...

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Set up a SpringData project using Apache Cassandra


On this post we will use Gradle and spring boot in order to create a project that integrates spring-mvc and the Apache Cassandra database. First we will begin with our Gradle configuration group 'com.gkatzioura' version '1.0-SNAPSHOT' apply plugin: 'java' apply plugin: 'eclipse' apply plugin: 'idea' apply plugin: 'spring-boot' buildscript { repositories { mavenCentral() } dependencies { classpath("org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-gradle-plugin:1.2.5.RELEASE") } } jar ...

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