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How to Choose the Right Log Management Tool?

Sumo Logic vs Graylog vs Loggly vs PaperTrail vs Logentries vs Stackify Everyone uses log files to search and understand errors, crashes and exceptions in their application. Some use the direct approach and sift through plain text log files, while others rely on log management tools to help them find the bug in the log-haystack. In the following post we’ll ...

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What I wish I knew when I started as a software developer

Having worked in the software engineering field for 6 years, I sometimes pause and consider how much I have learned since I started my career. One thing that strikes me is how many things I would want to tell just-out-of-college me if I had the occasion. While I don’t have that capability, I hope that the few items below will ...

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Java EE schedulers


Java EE application servers have native scheduling support and, in most of the applications, there is no need to include external dependencies like the famous Quartz scheduler library. The Java EE 6 Timer Service, available on Java EE 6 and 7 full profile, give us many options to define the scheduling interval and what’s happen if we stop and restart ...

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How to get started with Android development – Basic structure

In a previous article, I wrote about how you can launch your first Android application from the samples provided with Android Studio. Now that you’ve had a chance to poke around a few samples, I’m going to tell you a bit about the basic structure of an Android application. A good place to start understanding an application is the manifest. ...

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Scan DynamoDB Items with DynamoDBMapper


Previously we covered how to query a DynamoDB database either using DynamoDBMapper or the low level java api. Apart from issuing queries, DynamoDB also offers Scan functionality. What scan does, is fetching all the Items you might have on your DynamoDB Table. Therefore scan does not require any rules based on our partition key or your global/local secondary indexes. What ...

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Query DynamoDB Items with DynamoDBMapper


On a previous post we issued queries on a DynamoDB database using the low level java api. Querying using the DynamoDBMapper is pretty easy. Issue a query using a hash key is as simple as it gets. The best candidate for a query like this would be the Users table by searching using the email hash key. public User getUser(String ...

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5 Practical Tips for Building Your Spring Boot API


Building Identity Management, including authentication and authorization? Try Stormpath! Our REST API and robust Java SDK support can eliminate your security risk and can be implemented in minutes. Sign up, and never build auth again! Every API developer is looking for ways to manage their application more securely, without sacrificing speed or ease of implementing new features. To that end, ...

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