Author Archives: DocDock

… and because perception matters

“I am from the government and i am here to help”                                             Ronald Reagan It has certainly been a while … Continue reading

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professionalism in IT … at the movies

My first boss was a real ball-breaker.  He had a very good idea of what was possible with computers, what the users might need and how to achieve that.   He could have literally done it all himself except there were … Continue reading

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Is Agile development the Emperors new clothes

I had the opportunity to take a class on Agile development recently, Scrum, and it was a fascinating way of doing development. I have been pretty lucky over my career that I have not been dragged through a lot of … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – 360 degree of restful client

Always try and use the most appropriate tool for the task.  The Apache HTTP server or web server is a program for serving the html web pages to the client who requests them. Tomcat is a application server that is actually … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – 360 degree of restful server

This is the blog final entry for a restful service web server.  I have attempted to create more than your typical “foo” “bar” type example program. My final blog on restful services will be a fairly complete service that could … Continue reading

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command line fun – unlimited command line length

While looking into another problem, plethora of shells, I was initially afraid that some of my fooling around was causing some odd side effects.  While investigating I ended up with a different solution that was actually overkill but it help … Continue reading

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Gentlemen’s vandal

We were watching the BBC world news a few days back and it must have been a slow news day. The reporter was speaking with someone whose face was hidden. It turned out that this particular vigilante defaced buildings and … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – client and server

My previous restful client example and server example were perfect, well, not exactly.  They worked but they pretty much assuming a perfect world.  That is to say that there is never a communication error or a server error. This small … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – simple client example

I suppose that a restful server isn’t all that useful unless there is a way to query this information back and use it in some useful way. It is easy enough to test this out the server from the command … Continue reading

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Restful services in Java – simple server example

There are probably a lot of ways to create web services programs but the simplest way I could think of was to create a project using Eclipse and Jersey. It turns out that restful services are really easy to summarize but … Continue reading

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