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UberConf 2016

I attended UberConf in Denver, CO from 7/19 - 7/22. This was my first UberConf, but it will most likely not be my last. The conference itself was well organized, at a beautiful location, and had a ton of excellent content presented by professionals. I attended the following sessions and added notes where I took them. The slides and audio are only made available to attendees so I will not be linking to them.…

Spring Boot take 2

I have been experimenting with Spring Boot the last couple days and I made a very small extension to my first test of the framework. After reading a getting started guide I discovered something else amazing about this project. I added the following class to my test from the previous post: I then added the following to my pom.xml: With those minimal changes I now see a list of beans provided by on the console:…

Spring Boot

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to Spring Boot. I have used Spring for a large number of projects over the years and the description of Spring Boot seemed to indicate it could remove a number of my biggest peeves. When I first used Spring I did not like the odd combination of XML and code that was necessary to create an application. The introduction of annotation based configuration and the ability…

R Statistical Computing

While looking for a tool to analyze a large number of test results, I came across R. Since I had read about it multiple times in the past, I decided to give it a shot. So far it has save me from writing a number of one-off scripts and I have barely scratched the surface. For instance, given a file containing transaction timings this produces mean, median, max and standard deviation: cat trans_times.log | Rscript…