Multiple LDAP Servers Integration

When an administative solution (like Global Catalog) is not possible or wanted and we have to integrate more LDAP servers under one hood there is a simple way how to do it with MyVirtualDirectory.

Building a simple REST API

In my previous article I showed how to build a simple RESTful microservice. For sake of simplicity I skipped some good practices for building REST APIs and I feel a bit guilty about that. I think that topic deserves its own article. And here we go... we take a look at the previous API and try to do things better.

PHP Restful API Microservices

How difficult is to properly implement the microservices design pattern in PHP? It will definitely need some thinking and maybe to leave some convince behind. At the end of the day we should have an autonomous loosely coupled service with all the benefits (and drawbacks) of microservices.
In this article we do a little walk-through of a development process of a small RESTful microservice in PHP and we take a look at some Domain-Driven Design (DDD) theory as well.

Meaning of Queues and Topics in AWS

Queues and topics are standard communication channels in messaging systems.
How to use then in AWS, for example to implement the Competing Consumers pattern?

Debugging jasmine-ts in IntelliJ IDE

TypeScript application wants tests to be written in TypeScript as well, right?
There is a great library to achive this: jasmine-ts
But how to debug such tests within your IntelliJ IDE?

Stop Boundary I/O Streams Released!

The library for boundary I/O streams brought the possibility to work with multiple stream written in a single stream.
But what if the stream continues further without containing any more sub-stream? In this case we can use the new released Stop Boundary Stream feature from the same library to ignore the rest of the stream after a boundary was reached.

Process Watch Dog with Heartbeat Released!

It's nice to watch a process execution and kill frozen processes after timeout, but when a process is supplying data is not frozen even when it takes a long time.
Release 1.1.0 introduces a new process wrapper to send a heartbeat to reset the timeout explicitly or automatically with every read byte.

Boundary I/O Streams Released!

New Java library for working with boundary I/O streams was released.
This library provides classes for processing multiple streams withing a single stream bounded by a specific boundary content.
Let's take a deeper look at its functionality...

Process Watch Dog Released!

It's a good idea to work with external processes to prevent the system from failure especially when the process is very resources-demanding.
But what if something goes wrong?
Let the watch dog out!

Pitfalls of Processing a Stream from an External Program

Let's image an external standalone program producing a big amount of binary data. Good example is a files converter (images, mp3s, documents, etc).
How to design such a program and what are the pitfalls of the approach?