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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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JMH: How to setup and run a JMH benchmark

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Health Warning! This post describes how to setup and run a simple JMH benchmark.  Micro benchmarks are notoriously difficult to get right and even when you do get them right (by using tools such as JMH) they can still be misleading. Just because your code runs in a certain way in an extremely isolated artificial situation does not mean it will run ...

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Storing months of historical metrics from Hystrix in Graphite

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One of the killer-features of Hystrix is a low-latency, data-intensive and beautiful dashboard:                     Even though it’s just a side-effect of what Hystrix is really doing (circuit breakers, thread pools, timeouts, etc.), it tends to be the most impressive feature. In order to make it work you have to include hystrix-metrics-event-stream ...

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Thoughts on OOP2015

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I spent the first half of last week in Munich, where I was speaking at OOP Conference 2015. I missed last year when Martin Fowler was a keynote but had presented both in 2013 and 2012. The conference still seems to attract more seasoned people like architects and decision makers and I am still constantly surprised at the number of ...

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Still Using Windows 3.1? So why stick to SQL-92?

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We’ve been blogging a lot about the merits of modern SQL on the jOOQ blog. Specifically, window functions are one of the most fascinating features. But there are many many others. Markus Winand, author of the popular book SQL Performance Explained has recently given a very well-researched talk about modern SQL. We particularly like his headline:         ...

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Maven Tip: All about executable jars

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Maven Tip: All about executable jars An executable jar is an extremely useful artefact when it comes to distributing your code.  It means that, as long as Java is installed on the client machine, on Windows and Mac at least, your users can just double click the jar and program will launch. Alternatively on the command line the program can ...

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EE JSP: Generating Dynamic Content with Custom Tag Libraries

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When developing View layer in a web application, you want to try not to duplicate content in JSP files as much as possible. The JSP spec API allows you to reduce this duplication by using tag libraries. A custom JSP tag is a user defined xml tag element that you can insert into JSP file to replace with some dynamic ...

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ReactiveMongo: Work with array

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I’ve been working with ReactiveMongo during 6 months. It’s pretty nice realisation of MongoDB driver for Scala. I just have one remark – it has not so good documentation as it should be. Especially bad documentation have MongoDB operators. Fortunately original MongoDB documentation fix this circumstance. So in this tutorial I want to demonstrate how you can deal with JSON ...

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Setting up sharded mongodb cluster in localhost

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I have been playing around with MongoDb, thanks to the M101J Course offered by Mongodb University. These NoSQL datastores are gaining popularity due to a number of reasons and one among them being the ease with which they can be scaled out i.e horizontal scaling. This horizontal scaling in MongoDB can be achieved by creating a sharded cluster of mongodb ...

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