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My goal is to fill this site with articles and information that will hopefully help other developers and geeks.

11/17/2018

Emoji Hunt

This post will stray from the typical blog post I like to make. However, it’s funny and may be useful. I was looking for a good ASCII art of the Poo Emoji and kept finding absolutely nothing. So, I made one and decided to share it. Here it is in all of its glory! Just copy from the box below. Copy .... *%@@@@@@@@@@/. #@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@&/. [email protected]@@&*****/#[email protected]@@@@@@@@@&/. [email protected]@@@@(********(%@@@@@@@@@%* *@@@@@@&***///*****/%@@@@@@@@&/ ,@@@@@***////////****([email protected]@@@@@@&* ,@@@@@***///////////****%@@@@@@@@* #@@@@@%***/////////////*****[email protected]@@@@@@#. /@@@@@@(***////////////////*****/@@@@@@@@* *[email protected]@@@@@/***/////******//////*******/[email protected]@@@@@&* #@@@@@@(********************///*********#@@@@@@# (@@@@@@%************************************#@@@@@@# . [Read More]

How To Install Wildfly 15 On CentOS 7

Why Wildfly? I’ve recently come to realize that a huge miss in the development community is the Application Server of days past. NO! I’m not just being an old fart! If we’re to quickly prototype, shorten the user feedback loop, and work with our product owners and business people… Why would we spend oodles of time creating complex deployment strategies before the user even sees what we built? Why burn the runway and potentially the business along with it? [Read More]

Easy Java Home CentOS 7

A quick script and tutorial

I install Java .. a lot .. Simply put I love to tinker and I’m in charge of a few environments. One thing that’s always been sort of a thorn in my side is setting JAVA_HOME reliably. So, I went on a hunt and found a few ways to perform this seemingly simple task. Here is my pick for the best way… Yes, there’s a script. (1) Create Permanent Profile Config Entry [Read More]

Kong API Gateway On CentOS 7

Provision Your Own Microservice Gateway

WIP: More To Come Microservices seem to be the talk of the town for almost all developers, and I’m no different. My usecase isn’t the traditional kind though. So, what’s my unorthodox plan? Well, I like to tinker and Docker has allowed me to speed up prototyping drastically. Only one thing was missing, and that’s ease of directing traffic to my experiments… Enter Kong.. Now, I typically don’t like writing scripts like this one as they tend to go out of date quickly. [Read More]

NGINX + ModSecurity 3 + CentOS 7

WAF On A Budget

WIP: More To Come sudo yum install gcc-c++ pcre-devel zlib-devel make wget openssl-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel gd-devel perl-ExtUtils-Embed GeoIP-devel gperftools-devel Microservices seem to be the talk of the town for almost all developers, and I’m no different. My usecase isn’t the traditional kind though. So, what’s my unorthodox plan? Well, I like to tinker and Docker has allowed me to speed up prototyping drastically. Only one thing was missing, and that’s ease of directing traffic to my experiments… Enter Kong. [Read More]

Stored Procedures and Spring Data JPA

An Approach For Procedures Returning Result Sets

Spring Data JPA is an amazing product. It has some quirks, but I like to think that I’ve figured out a way to navigate those and love working with it. My latest endeavour had me searching for a way to call SQL Server stored procedures and grab the result set. I was surprised to find that there isn’t strong support for this type of pattern and moreover there’s a bug logged for the past year. [Read More]