Monday, June 20, 2016

Running SonarQube behind a proxy

I am a longtime user of the SonarQube quality management platform and was very pleased when SonarQube 5.6 LTS was released. I expected that the upgrade from the 4.5.7 LTS version would be as trouble-free as updates in the past. Unfortunately I noticed that the native https support was dropped. Thus the https support now has to be provided by a proxy as described in the "Securing the Server Behind a Proxy" documentation part.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Operation friendly Spring application runtime configuration

Most applications need some kind of runtime configuration like e.g. database connection settings. These seetings are usually provided as program arguments or system properties. The following post will show a proper way to include runtime configuration support in a modern Spring application to make it is easy to handle the application by the operation team.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Moving a Maven artifact to new coordinates

Sometimes it can be necessary to move a Maven artifact to new project coordinates (groupId, artifactId, version). Fortunatly Maven does supports this use case.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Logging request/response messages with Apache CXF

Today I would llike to give a short introduction in How-To log request/response messages of your Apache CXF JAX-WS service.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How To Read A Maven Plugin Documentation

I recently came along a tutorial that describes "How to skip Maven unit test example". The author certainly had the best intentions - but finally he messed things up. This would not have happend if he had a look at the plugin documentation. If you once understand how to read it - plugin usage will be simple.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Software deserves documentation

Building software is a tough process. A lot of disciplines are involved to specify the requirements, to define the software architecture, to manage the data, to test, to integrate and to run the software and possibly to do a lot more thinks. Different processes - from waterfall to agile - try to handle these tasks in different ways and they produce different documentation artifacts.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Java Mission Control - (yet) another JVM monitoring tool included in the JDK

Oracle launched Java 1.7 update 40 on Sep 10, 2013. This version includes the Java Mission Control JVM monitoring tool.

After having a look at the demo I thought it would be a good idea to test the tool myself.