January 10, 2017

Building a Docker Image for BitBucket Pipelines

I said in my last posting that I could do better with cutting down the build time. To get everything working I needed to add a lot of tasks to the BitBucket pipeline. Besides the execution time, BitBucket also needed to download the Docker Image every time, so the Docker Image size is also a factor in the overall build time. Let’s look at some things we can do to make a better Docker image to cut down the build time for the blog. Read more

January 1, 2017

Quick look into BitBucket Pipelines

Atlassian just took their Bitbucket Pipelines out of Beta a bit ago, so I wanted to take look and get something up and running on it. From a quick look, it reminds me a lot of Codeship, which is a great service I have used to publish this blog along with using it at my previous job. For a nice test, I wanted to see if I could replace Codeship with Bitbucket Pipelines for my blog. Read more

March 19, 2012

No Fluff Just Stuff - Boston 2012

Last week was a busy week for me, I’m just getting time right now to sit down and write about my take a ways from No Fluff Just Stuff. For the people that are not familiar with No Fluff Just Stuff it’s a conference based around Java technologies. It takes place allover and happens on the weekend which makes it an easier sell to your managers or higher ups. I’ve been lucky enough to have gone to 3 of them and I always learn about great new things. Read more

March 15, 2011

No Fluff Just Stuff - Boston 2011

Last weekend I went to the No Fluff Just Stuff, the conference was focused on the latest technologies and best practices emerging in the enterprise software development space. First real conference I’ve been to. Most of the time I’m seeing webcasts of talks from conferences I’m not lucky enough to go to. Overall it was a great conference with a lot of good information. The conference was at the Crowne Plaza North Shore in Danvers, MA which for me being in Beverly, it wasn’t a issue to get to at all but some other people at the conference being from out of state seem to have issues finding it. Read more

October 11, 2010

Making screenshots of websites with Groovy

For a project I needed to work out a way to make thumbnails/screenshots of HTML files for some Java code I was working on. From my research, I found a nice project called the The Flying Saucer Project which has an XML/XHTML/CSS 2.1 renderer which works for what I needed for my project. Taking the HTML files and using JTidy to make them in to XHTML the renderer could output an image file for me. Read more

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