Articles in: November 2010 :
One question I am often asked is how to handle circular dependencies between Hibernate entities. Interestingly enough, the answer that people are usually looking for ends up being to a slightly different question; namely, how to handle circular dependencies between entities. Let’s have a look at an example. Consider two entities, Customer and Account, with… Read more
…just as regular use of time provides rhythm in music, so regular use of space provides rhythm in typography, and without rhythm the listener, or the reader, becomes disorientated and lost. —Richard Rutter, Compose to a Vertical Rhythm Arrhythmia.js is a tool for validating the vertical rhythm of your page. Its goal is to do… Read more
Thanks to Damon Edwards for the great questions during our interview at Yahoo! Large Scale Production Engineering Meetup.
Last night I gave a talk at the Yahoo! Large Scale Production Engineering (LPSE) meetup. They said I had about 20 minutes to talk about continuous deployment at Wealthfront so I went fast, but there were at least another 20 minutes of questions so I was happy to oblige! Thanks to Chris Westin of Yahoo!… Read more
Alright, so I know that Java on the desktop has never reached the level of popularity that it enjoys on the server side, but regardless of popularity, there are cases where the requirements favor or maybe even necessitate a desktop solution. Testing a user interface can get kinda sticky, but with the right abstractions, you’ll… Read more
We’ve been using Nagios as part of our monitoring infrastructure from some time now and it has been very useful to monitor our databases. To look at long running queries (those whose running time is measured in seconds) we use the show processlist command. Here is what the output looks like on an empty machine…. Read more