Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 3, Publishing the Skill

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 3, Publishing the Skill

This is the third in a series of ‘how-to’ articles on creating an interactive Alexa Skill. The skill is called ‘Fizz Buzz Bongo’ and is available in the Alexa Skills Store. It’s a variation on the classic ‘Fizz Buzz’ programmer

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 2, Deploying to AWS Using Terraform

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 2, Deploying to AWS Using Terraform

This is the second in a series of ‘how-to’ articles on creating an interactive Alexa Skill. The skill is called ‘Fizz Buzz Bongo’ and is available in the Alexa Skills Store. It’s a variation on the classic ‘Fizz Buzz’ programmer

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 1, Create Java Lambda

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 1, Create Java Lambda

This is the first in a series of ‘how-to’ articles on creating an interactive Alexa Skill. The skill is called ‘Fizz Buzz Bongo’ and is available in the Alexa Skills Store. It’s a variation on the classic ‘Fizz Buzz’ programmer

Migrate and Run Multiple WordPress Sites Locally Using UpdraftPlus Migrator and MAMP

Migrate and Run Multiple WordPress Sites Locally Using UpdraftPlus Migrator and MAMP

I currently have 3 WordPress sites which I host on AWS Lightsail. I use the free version of the UpdraftPlus plugin to ensure they are all backed up on a regular basis (with backups automatically being pushed remotely to DropBox).

Deploying a Spring Boot Microservice To Docker / AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Deploying a Spring Boot Microservice To Docker / AWS Elastic Beanstalk

This article is a follow on from my previous one – “Example of a Spring Boot Microservice running on OSX/Docker Toolbox”¬†which described how to create a Spring Boot application and deploy it to Docker Toolbox locally. This article describes how

Example of a Spring Boot Microservice running on OSX/Docker Toolbox

Example of a Spring Boot Microservice running on OSX/Docker Toolbox

A Little Background.. I have a little side project that I develop when I have moments of spare time. It’s a configurable engine that aggregates news feeds, bundles them up and displays them through a variety of web sites and

Hystrix (by Netflix) – Fault Tolerance in a Connected World

Hystrix (by Netflix) – Fault Tolerance in a Connected World

In a connected world our software solutions increasingly consist of multiple, distributed components. Service Oriented Architectures are nothing new, and with the growing interest in Microservices it looks like the trend to distribute is going nowhere soon. When dealing with

Building a HATEOAS Hypermedia RESTful Record Store Web Service with Spring

Building a HATEOAS Hypermedia RESTful Record Store Web Service with Spring

Introduction This is a very simple example of developing a hypermedia-driven RESTful web service, using Spring HATEOAS A companion project is available to download on github (using Java, Maven and Spring Boot) HATEOAS? What is it? HATEOAS (“Hypermedia as the

JPA Searching Using Lucene – A Working Example with Spring and DBUnit

JPA Searching Using Lucene – A Working Example with Spring and DBUnit

Working Example on Github There’s a small, self contained mavenised example project over on Github to accompany this post – check it out here: https://github.com/adrianmilne/jpa-lucene-spring-demo   Running the Demo See the README file over on GitHub for details of running

502 Proxy Error Using CometD, Apache and Camel

502 Proxy Error Using CometD, Apache and Camel

We recently hit an issue during testing with Apache returning “502 Proxy Errors” to clients who were connecting via CometD (using Apache as a proxy server in front of a Camel/Jetty CometD server).   Our Setup We are using a