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Dual Deployment: A Low-Risk Way to Run Containers in Production

How many of you are running containers in production? I’ve heard this question asked many times since DockerCon 2014. Docker adoption has been meteoric over the past three years, but containers in production are still proving to be a challenge. In December 2015, Robin Systems surveyed 200 representatives from various industries about their container adoption status. Of the respondents, 36 ...

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SpringBoot : Working with JdbcTemplate


Spring provides a nice abstraction on top of JDBC API using JdbcTemplate and also provides great transaction management capabilities using annotation based approach. First let’s take a quick look at how we generally use Spring’s JdbcTemplate (without SpringBoot) by registering DataSource, TransactionManager and JdbcTemplate beans and optionally we can register DataSourceInitializer bean to initialize our database. @Configuration @ComponentScan @EnableTransactionManagement @PropertySource(value ...

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Java EE 8 MVC: Working with bean parameters


In the last posts we saw how to access query, path and form parameters in MVC Controllers. This post shows how multiple parameters can be mapped to an object using the @BeanParam annotation. Let’s reuse the simple HTML form from the post about form parameters: <form action="submit" method="post">   <label>ID:</label>   <input type="text" name="id" />   <label>Name:</label>   <input type="text" name="name" />   <label>Role:</label>   <select name="role"> <option value="admin">Admin</option> <option value="reporter">Reporter</option> <option value="accountant">Accountant</option>   </select>   <input type="submit"/> </form> This defines ...

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How SpringBoot AutoConfiguration magic works?


In my previous post Why SpringBoot? we have looked at how to create a SpringBoot application. But you may or may not understand what is going on behind the scenes. You may want to understand the magic behind the SpringBoot’s AutoConfiguration. But before that you should know about Spring’s @Conditional feature based on which all the SpringBoot’s AutoConfiguration magic depends. ...

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Why SpringBoot?


lication using Spring MSpring is a very popular Java based framework for building web and enterprise applications. Unlike many other frameworks which focuses on only one area, Spring framework provides a wide verity of features addressing the modern business needs via its portfolio projects. Spring framework provides flexibility to configure the beans in multiple ways such as XML, Annotations and ...

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Docker Tooling in Eclipse Video

Eclipse Mars provides integrated tooling for Docker. What can you do? Pull/Push/Build Docker images Run/Start/Stop/Kill Docker containers Customize views The video below shows how to get started with and try out some of the features:             Couchbase Docker Container is used to showcase different features. Here are some snapshots from Eclipse to give you a quick feel: ...

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Kotlin Month Post 3: Safety

Intro In this third post for Kotlin Month, I’m going to go over some of the safety features that Kotlin comes with. Follow the link to see the previous posts. Null Safety This is one of the most touted features of Kotlin, from what I’ve seen. Personally, it has given me a little bit of grief, but some built-in property ...

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Achieving Sub Second SQL JOINs and building a data warehouse using Spark, Cassandra, and FiloDB

Evan loves to design, build, and improve bleeding edge distributed data and backend systems using the latest in open source technologies. He is the creator of the FiloDB open-source distributed analytical database, as well as the Spark Job Server. He has led the design and implementation of multiple big data platforms based on Storm, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, and Scala/Akka, including ...

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The Method Behind March Madness

There are 150 quintillion (i.e. the one after trillion) permutations to consider when completing your NCAA bracket. Some of us don’t have time to review them all; if you are likewise short on time, you can let MapR do the heavy lifting for you and get your personalized bracket from the Crystal B-Ball! In this post, we describe the methodology ...

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What I learned about helping teams use WIP limits

The Work In Progress limit (WIP limit from now on) is one of the most powerful but counter-intuitive concepts I had the fortune to encounter in my work life. When suggesting teams to introduce a WIP limit to their boards, I hear objections like “are you saying that doing less things at the same time is going to make you faster? ...

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