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2015 Favorite GitHub Projects

I like to create this list at the beginning of a new year and have been doing so for a couple years. I find this is the perfect time for me to talk about and filter through my starred GitHub projects. The hope is that others will find something useful and my world will be a little less cluttered. Here's my list in the order I discovered the projects: H2O - the optimized HTTP/1, HTTP/…

YAPC:NA 2015

I attended YAPC:NA 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT from June 8-10. This was my second YAPC and was every bit as enjoyable as the first. It was also in a great spot for me to add a bit of vacation to the conference and visit some family. If you do nothing else watch this, it was by far the most memorable event this year. It's too bad the audio was not right on the…

CPAN Pull Request Challenge - February

For February I was assigned Test::Mini::Unit which provides extra declarative sugar for Test::Mini. When I first installed Test::Mini::Unit I had a test failure and I thought the month was going to be over quickly. But, as it turned out, the test failure was actually in Test::Mini and last month a CPAN Pull Request participant had already patched it. I spent a bit of time reading through the code, documentation, and…

2014 Favorite GitHub projects

Everyone loves lists and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time for me to talk about my starred GitHub projects. I also use this as a way to filter what I have saved through the year and to only keep what I will likely use. Here's my list in the order I discovered the projects: android-validation-komensky - annotation based form validation for Android Android Image Resizer - Tool for resizing Android images for…

Java One 2014 - San Francisco

I attended Java One 2014 in San Francisco from September 28 - October 2. This conference is huge and is just a portion of the massive Oracle OpenWorld. I did not attend any sessions on the first day due to some travel issues, but I still made the most of the four remaining days. These are the sessions I attended, a summary of the content, my impressions, slide decks, video and any other information I could…

2013 Favorite GitHub projects

The end of the year is here and after reading countless best of and countdown lists I found an opportunity to create my own. I realized a long time ago that most of my bookmarks were to GitHub projects. At that point, I stopped creating GitHub bookmarks and started starring projects. I accumulate a lot of great projects. Some of them seem awesome when I am introduced them, but over time I realize it's very unlikely…

The Grinder and Grinder Analyzer

I have been using The Grinder to load test a network application I am writing at work. It is easy to set up and does it's job well. It also produces useful statistics that I had been converting to csv and importing into spreadsheets to analyze. Today, I came across Grinder Analyzer which parses the grinder logs and creates nice looking graphs. Both use Jython which I have a love/hate relationship with. I love the…