Category Archives: Setup From Scratch

installing maven on linux

Maven offers quite a bit as a enterprise build tool.  It can help ensure that standards are followed and offers support for automated testing.  This tool is actually really simple to install.  It is just a matter of unpacking it … Continue reading

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Got a new tablet for the price of fastfood meal …

… well, that is a bit of an exaggeration.  I owned a Samsung Galaxy S tablet which no longer worked.  It had the darndest symptoms. doesn’t charge past 77 % takes a day to get to 77% spontaneously restarts shortly … Continue reading

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Virtual hardware -better than the real thing

One of the really neat things about the here and now is all those spare CPU cycles that are available.  With enough CPU power it is possible to create special effects such as adding dinosaurs to movies, bringing historical figures … Continue reading

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Reuse a Pi – Proxy server

The Raspberry Pi was (and still is) an incredible computer. It was the size of a small deck of cards, ran Linux, could manipulate other devices via the GPIO pins, cost only 35 dollars and is just as capable as … Continue reading

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From computers to microcontrollers

I kept telling Mikhail that the big advantage to using the Raspberry Pi was no matter what project I put it into I could set it on the window sill and ssh to it.  It was a fast small and … 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 – 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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Restful services in Java

Over the years there have been different methods of for communicating between heterogeneous systems.  Each of these methods have to deal binary messaging.  Some of the different protocols that have been used are as follows. Remote procedure calls (RPC) Distributed … Continue reading

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