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Outages here, there, everywhere…..

Posted by Chris on October 27, 2012






Well I guess Amazon doesn’t need to be alone in having outages as Google App Engine joined the party. In times like these it is really important to architect failure into your cloud solution from the start. In the case of AWS, you will notice that Northern Virginia is the common outage point. Most people […]

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Pass the ball!

Posted by Chris on October 20, 2012






Watching MLS Soccer and comparing it with a U-13 soccer team highlights the maturity of experienced professionals and young children learning the basics of team work. MLS teams move the ball constantly, from the full-backs to mid-fielders. The same is true in an highly coordinated software development team. People are focused and moving with the […]

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Database Connection Pooling without a Container

Posted by Chris on October 1, 2012






While working with a client on Coherence Cachestore, it was decided to run Coherence without a J2EE Container. When using the Coherence Cachestore, we were using a database as the backing store. Because of the expense of database connections we were steered to using Apache Commons DBCP. We added the following dependency to our Maven […]

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