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Dancing the Lambada with AWS Lambda or sending emails on S3 events

Introduction The aim of this post is to offer a quick start to using AWS Lambda by using a small application for illustration. It is meant for someone who has some experience using Node.js (although I had very little when … Continue reading

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Advanced Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) using Rest-Assured

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) is an improvement over Test-Driven Development, but in more of a social manner rather than in strictly technical terms. Specifically, it enriches the description of how a system should behave under testing by using language that is … Continue reading

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System arguments in Python Windows Service

I recently had to install a Python applicationĀ as a Windows Service and lost a few hours to a seemingly obvious problem involving arguments. And of course I solved it rather quickly by using an old “trick”; walking away and then … Continue reading

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The Right of the People to keep and bear infamous language constructs

Having tried Ruby/Rails quite some time ago (2007) and disliking the “magic”, I decided to give the dynamic duo another chance to see what the older me thinks of them today. So far I dislike Ruby less :p. It does … Continue reading

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The Expert Builder Paradox

It can be a source of argument as to the qualities and experience than one expects to be embodied by an “expert” in any field. I do not want to entertain this argument here; let that lie in the domain … Continue reading

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Monitor a directory for automatic upload to Amazon S3 with S-3PO

My employer has given me permission to open source the application that I developed to move our media to Amazon S3. I think that it can be part of any solution that needs this functionality and I hope that the … Continue reading

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ManyToOne, OneToMany Indexed Collection Complete Example

Here is the complete code for a ManyToOne,OneToMany Indexed Collection. It took way too long to put this together so I hope it will save many hours for others who need to solve the same problem. package models; import java.util.ArrayList; … Continue reading

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Updating web.xml on the Play! Framework 1.1.1

Play! automatically creates a web.xml file when deploying your application. There are times when you need to edit web.xml for various reasons. I needed to setup a listener for Spring and thus needed to edit this file. The instructions for … Continue reading

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Installing Oracle Java on Ubuntu 10.10

add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner” sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk sudo update-alternatives –config java

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