I’ve been playing with Rundeck
recently. For those that haven’t seen it yet it’s an application for
running commands across a cluster of machines and recording the results.
It has both a command line client and a very rich web interface which
With the massive
numbers of Android apps in the market it is highly likely that every app
has at least two to three directly competing apps. In that situation
first impression might be the only chance for an app to convince users
that it is the app they...
If you're looking for a cloud expert, specifically someone who knows
Amazon Web Services and EC2, you'll want to have a battery of questions
to ask them to assess their knowledge. As with any technical interview
focus on concepts and big picture. As...
I’ve talked about the first 2 steps you need to take to build your own data warehouse (Read: How to Build a Data-Warehouse in 4 weeks, Part 1).
Choosing the architecture and the DBMS are the first things that need
to be done. So far we have the idea of...
In this video you can see how to build a Twitter search mobile app in just about 5 minutes using Tiggr. It’s that fast. I think these videos being short are pretty helpful, so I will be adding more soon.
For a while now I’ve been looking into ‘the cloud’. Looking into its
features, what it can do, why we should switch to ‘ the cloud’, going to
talks, talking to people like @maartenballiauw,
who is a cloud specialist at RealDolmen. I’ve already...
I’ve written a lot of blog posts in the past about pair programming and the advantages that I’ve seen from using this technique but lately I find myself increasingly frustrated at the need to pair 100% of the time which happens on most teams I work on.
Earlier this year I was influenced by two things that got me to re-think what I work on in my free time. The first was this podcast from Software Engineering Radio with “Uncle Bob” Bob Martin on software craftsmanship. The second was a blog on the...
Since Chronon Systems unveiled their time travelling debugger
concept, I've been inspired by the innovations that the team are
bringing to Java developers everywhere. The latest offering from Chronon
will make you rethink logging, and could have a huge...
viable in the long term” . Quoting the highlights of a blog post by Alex Russell [via @MunichJS]:
There’s very little public information yet about Dart (nee, Dash), and as...
This is always a question – how to map temporal data in our hibernate
entities – whether to use java.util.Date, java.util.Calendar or simply
long. The correct answer is: neither of these. Use joda-time
– the de-facto Java datetime API. Using it...