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CSI Java Edition – Locating & Terminating Memory Leaks

We discovered an intersting bug in JAX-WS at work the other day so I blogged about it over at our company's blog. It makes for some fun stuff at work sometimes rather than the mundane day-to-day stuff :)

 

 

History of the World in 6 Glasses

My buddy Will Iverson had recommended this book to me a while back and I really enjoyed reading it. Each chapter goes best with your favorite drink, ideally the one that the chapter is talking about :)

http://tomstandage.wordpress.com/books/a-history-of-the-world-in-six-glasses/

 

Inventing on Principle

Saw this talk which was forwarded on STS .. simply brilliant! Make sure you watch till the end- it's not all about programming.

http://vimeo.com/36579366

 

OneJar To Rule them all

I've been working on a command line java app at work which is part of a cron based batch process which updates some data between systems. Using maven, spring and mybatis means that I had the framework up and running within a couple of hours to pull data from backend DBs and output a file with some data. 

Then I ran into a problem when I wanted to package it all up as a jar file which could be run directly from the command line via cron. The tricky part is in packaging up all the jars that are included as part of spring, mybatis, etc. and be able to run them in a way that they are all available on the classpath without munging each other.

Well, OneJar to the rescue! Everything packaged up all nice and neat. Just run 'mvn package' to get the jar and then use the usual 'java -jar app.jar' to run it. Works like a charm. Even has a Maven plugin to minimize the work needed to get it up and running.

 

Sneaky Sound System

Somedays just feel like ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_8MMDBXh4k

enjoy!