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How to Remotely Debug Application Running on Tomcat From Within Intellij IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA

This post would look into how to tackle and debug issues in scenarios where they only occur in production (or other remote environment) but not in development environment. As anybody who has been in this kind of situation would acknowledge, trying to pinpoint the cause of these kind of “issues” might quickly end up being […]

Supporting IE10 on a Rich Internet Application with Vaadin – the Vaadin 7 migration

Supporting IE10 on a Rich Internet Application with Vaadin – the Vaadin 7 migration

Amidst the popularity of JavaScript-CSS frameworks like Bootstrap and Angular.js, Java developers like myself are still most comfortable with what we know – Java code. Vaadin provides a framework for Java developers to write rich internet applications that are highly interactive while usually not having to write a line of Javascript code. It builds on […]

Ansible from the Trenches

Although its name might suggest something different on Wikipedia, Ansible is an open source framework that is capable of automating various system tasks like setting up a server, deploying and configuring applications and command execution (See Ansibleworks.com). Ansible can run across many virtual machines without the need to augment it with other tools. For distribution […]

Checking return values in Java

Checking return values in Java

The other day I made a stupid coding error. It took me the better part of an hour to track it down. We all have those moments. Blame it on a bad night’s sleep, a brain fart, or perhaps the fact that your colleague at the next desk has been whistling that tune from Gotye’s […]

From the trenches: Rendering Twitter Bootstrap form inputs for Spring-MVC with FreeMarker macros

From the trenches: Rendering Twitter Bootstrap form inputs for Spring-MVC with FreeMarker macros

This is the first entry in a new series of what we hope will become a regular appearance on our Trifork blog: “from the trenches”, with blogs that explain in a no-nonsense just-the-tech fashion how we applied certain tools, technologies, libraries and frameworks in our own projects to solve real-world challenges that we faced while […]