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Devops has made Release and Deployment Cool

Back 10 years or so when Extreme Programming came out, it began to change the way that programmers thought about testing. XP made software developers accountable for testing their own code. XPers gave programmers practices like Test-First Development and simple, free community-based automated testing tools like xUnit and FIT and Fitnesse. XP made testing cool. Programmers started to care about ...

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GlassFish Response GZIP Compression in Production

A lot has been written about this and this basically should be common knowledge, but talking to different people out there and looking at the efforts Google takes to improve page speed it seems to me that the topic is worth a second and current look. The basics HTTP compression, otherwise known as content encoding, is a publicly defined way ...

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Getting to know the ‘hosts’ file

We had a lecture on DNS today in class and I thought I’d write something about the built-in domain name mapping file present in all of our computers. This file is a very interesting one. You get a lot of uses from it and at the same time it exposes you to a lot of security threats. But before going ...

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How to solve production problems

At my job, I’m finding that a large percentage of the questions that come to my desk are “Hey this thing you did is broken” or “Hey, this thing you worked with is on the fritz.” 99% of the time, I’d have no idea why the behavior they were asking about was occurring! However, I think I’ve got a great ...

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Multiple Tomcat Instances on Single Machine

In this post we will see how to run multiple tomcat instances on a single machine and under a single user account. We first see the tomcat directory structure, where each folder has the following purpose: bin –  contains all binary and script files for running tomcat. lib – contains all shared libraries used for tomcat conf – contains configuration information like which port tomcat can bind, ...

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