Setup Live Edit in IntelliJ IDEA

It has been around for a bit but I finally got to try the Live Edit feature in Intellij IDEA. Live Edit lets you immediately see your UI code changes in the browser. If you're editing HTML/CSS/Javascript you can see your changes refelected immediately in the browser; as… Continue reading

Where the mem at?

This post is for application developers who need to figure out where memory is going on a server. An application service typically run as a server process; which in turn relies on the OS kernel. A process eats memory; and so does the OS kernel. The amount of memory that… Continue reading

SSP and jquery-tmpl compatibility

Just is just a code snippet for people using SSP and jquery-tmpl in the same page. Why? SSP and jquery-tmpl use the exact same expression syntax for variable substitution/evaluation. What if you are using SSP but want to have a jquery template in your page? Something like this works… Continue reading

Heralding the death of ActiveMQ

David Pollak wrote a piece titled ActiveMQ: not ready for primetime. I’ve used ActiveMQ a few times and I agree, it is indeed a pain to configure and use. The failover with Master/Slave and Network of brokers is complex to setup. In general it feels like Struts and… Continue reading