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'Managing configuration of a distributed system with Apache ZooKeeper: Loading initial configuration' post illustration
Managing configuration of a distributed system with Apache ZooKeeper: Loading initial configuration

This post is the second in the series of publications about using the Apache ZooKeeper for building configuration management solutions for a distributed system. It focuses on implementing a tool for loading initial configuration data into a fresh ZooKeeper ensemble.

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Braintree and Angular.JS drop in integration

During drop in integration of Braintree into Angular.JS application we have faced several surprising caveats. This was the primary reason for current post to be born. We would like to share our expreince and solutions that we've learnt during this process.

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How to set request throttling on a dispatch HTTP client

Let's consider the ability to limit the number of HTTP requests being handled by an application simultaneously.

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'How to trigger a method with the keyboard shortcut in AngularJS' post illustration
How to trigger a method with the keyboard shortcut in AngularJS

If you are, for example, working on a chat application, one of the features that the user expects is an ability to send a message with a keyboard shortcut. The example of a directive below shows how this can be achieved for Shift + Enter combination:

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Get a base64 encoded image using ng-flow in AngularJS

Here is an example of how you can get a Base64 encoded image using the ng-flow for the image upload, for instance, if you need to send the image in a JSON request.

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How to build a simple MongoDB DAO in Scala using SalatDAO

Usually a data access object for MongoDB consists of common routine CRUD methods. Those methods should be implemented, tested, maintained just like any other code. In this post, I'm going to show you how to use SalatDAO to vastly simplify the process.

Generally, Salat is used for serialization of case classes, enums and collections to

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Test management process as a crucial point of the qualitative development

Effective test management is an important element of a software development process. A well-planned and organized test management can ensure that the best possible software is produced within fixed time and resources.

The necessity to develop increasingly sophisticated software solutions has led to comprehensive,

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RESTful service load testing using Gatling 2

In this post, I am going to show how to create load tests for a REST API application with the help of Gatling 2. This will be a step-by-step guide — starting from integrating Gatling 2 using SBT plugin, creating/configuring test scenarios, and all the way to running the Gatling tests.

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Advanced GORM features: inheritance, embedded data, maps and lists storing

In my previous GORM related article, "Association Types in GORM", I have described how to create different types of relationships using Grails ORM. In this article, I would like to talk about several advanced GORM features that may help you in the development process, such as:

  • domain classes inheritance
  • embedded data
  • maps and lists storing