Integrating AWS and GitHub

Integrating AWS and GitHub

This article looks at integrating AWS and GitHub. It runs through an example of setting up an automated Git Pull using a Webhook to automatically sync Github repository code into an S3 bucket (from where it can then be picked

Migrating my WordPress Blog to Amazon AWS Lightsail

Migrating my WordPress Blog to Amazon AWS Lightsail

I’ve just migrated this WordPress blog from a multisite hosting package I have with LCN to Amazon’s new Lightsail service – and thought I’d just make a quick post about how the process went. Why move? There was both pushing

Deploying a Spring Boot Microservice To Docker / AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Deploying a Spring Boot Microservice To Docker / AWS Elastic Beanstalk

This article is a follow on from my previous one – “Example of a Spring Boot Microservice running on OSX/Docker Toolbox” which described how to create a Spring Boot application and deploy it to Docker Toolbox locally. This article describes how

Example of a Spring Boot Microservice running on OSX/Docker Toolbox

Example of a Spring Boot Microservice running on OSX/Docker Toolbox

A Little Background.. I have a little side project that I develop when I have moments of spare time. It’s a configurable engine that aggregates news feeds, bundles them up and displays them through a variety of web sites and

Installing Postgres with Docker/Kinematic on OS X (in under 30 mins)

Installing Postgres with Docker/Kinematic on OS X (in under 30 mins)

This is a quick guide to installing Postgres on OSX (10.9.4 Mavericks) using Docker + Kinematic. This is from an absolute Docker novice – and I managed to get it all up and running from scratch in under 30 minutes.

15 Top Tech Takeaways From JAX London 2015

15 Top Tech Takeaways From JAX London 2015

I recently attended the JAX London 2015 conference, held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. It’s a tech conference, focused on Java for software engineers and business professionals, with workshops and talks from some of the leading companies in

Hystrix (by Netflix) – Fault Tolerance in a Connected World

Hystrix (by Netflix) – Fault Tolerance in a Connected World

In a connected world our software solutions increasingly consist of multiple, distributed components. Service Oriented Architectures are nothing new, and with the growing interest in Microservices it looks like the trend to distribute is going nowhere soon. When dealing with

ClassNotFoundException Running JUnit Tests in Eclipse

ClassNotFoundException Running JUnit Tests in Eclipse

I hit the following problem recently on a project I was working on that used Eclipse and Maven. I’d checked out a bunch of projects from SVN into eclipse, and configured them as Maven projects. All appeared fine until I

Websphere Woes – “A composition unit with name ‘X’ already exists”

Websphere Woes – “A composition unit with name ‘X’ already exists”

I’ve been using Websphere (8.5.x) for the first time recently. Not a fan, I have to say – certainly not when using in a development environment. This is probably due in no small part to having to run on an

Building a HATEOAS Hypermedia RESTful Record Store Web Service with Spring

Building a HATEOAS Hypermedia RESTful Record Store Web Service with Spring

Introduction This is a very simple example of developing a hypermedia-driven RESTful web service, using Spring HATEOAS A companion project is available to download on github (using Java, Maven and Spring Boot) HATEOAS? What is it? HATEOAS (“Hypermedia as the