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just making it – revisiting my cube

Some time back, I had a fair amount lot of free time.  I spent the time working with a friend Mikhail in the evenings to create my own LED cube from scratch.  It was actually quite a bit of fun, the … Continue reading

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interrogating your code – dipping your toes into java’s reflection

Perhaps the coolest programming language ability that I was never allowed to use was reflection in Java. Why? Well, thats another story. What exactly is reflection? Well, reflection is a set of low level methods that can be used to … 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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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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Windows powershell scripting

Powershell scripting is not too difficult to pick up and there is a wealth of examples on the internet to help solve any syntax related question. Simply call the appropriate Powershell “cmdlet” to perform the required task.  The return value … Continue reading

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Windows scripting sucks or does it?

I am not a fan of the big MS.  It started a long time ago when my funds were limited and I simply couldn’t afford to keep up with the MS upgrade schedule.  Not all of their software back in the … Continue reading

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