Andrew Glover

When Andrew Glover isn't listening to “Funkytown” or “Le Freak” he enjoys speaking on the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour. He also writes articles for multiple online publications including IBM's developerWorks and O'Reilly’s ONJava and ONLamp portals. Andrew is also the co-author of Java Testing Patterns, which was published by Wiley in September 2004; Addison-Wesley’s Continuous Integration; and Manning’s Groovy in Action.

Book review: Instant Mockito

Recently, the good folks over at Packt Publishing gave me a copy of their newly published Instant Mockito , by Marcin Grzejszczak . Packt’s Instant series are really enjoyable. The premise of these books is that they’re short and...

Provisioning Ubuntu with Java in 3 steps

As I’ve written about before , Vagrant is handy tool for creating localized VMs . It’s a lot like firing up EC2 images, but, for the most part, things are localized (you can, by the way, use Vagrant to fire up EC2 images ).

SSH & Vagrant

Vagrant is a handy tool for creating VMs. It’s a lot like firing up an EC2 instance, but in Vagrant’s case, everything is localized. And best of all, it’s free.

AWS EBS in 4 steps

When you fire up an AWS AMI, you are given a small partition of disk space that survives reboots. For example, the base Ubuntu AMI I tend to favor comes with an 8GB primary partition; however, 8GB is often not enough, especially if...

All other metrics are useless

When it comes to queues, whether they’re implemented as JMS , database tables (i.e. what Ruby’s Delayed::Job uses for a queue), or even Amazon’s SQS , the most common metric used to evaluate the state of a queue is its length.

The significance of HTML5

HTML5 is important for three reasons. And its importance starts with the end of browser plugins. That’s right. With HTML5, rich media aspects that were formally handled by plugins (think Flash), are now built-in. That’s why there are...

Ahoy there callbacks!

Because it’s my bag, I like JavaScript . In fact, I’ve grown to love JavaScritp’s asynchronous callback oriented style of programming . Consequently, when I find myself in a non-JavaScript environment, say, like Java , I tend to miss...

App signing: iOS versus Android

Apple’s app signing process can be a real pain-in-the-neck; nevertheless, it works to keep apps trusted. You know when you download a Bank of America app from iTunes that it’s the real thing. You know that the app comes from the Bank...

I like my ElasticSearch a la Node.js

While ElasticSearch is easy enough to work with via its RESTful HTTP API, there are myriad client libraries available in almost every conceivable programming language. If Node.js is your language of choice, then there’s at least two...

Mobile for the masses: Sign, seal, and deliver your Android app

The fifth article in IBM developerWorks ’ series Mobile for the Masses has been published! This hip article shows you how to add a multiple-choice quiz to your Android mobile app, then sign it with a secure digital certificate. As the...

Understanding ElasticSearch analyzers

Sadly, lots of early Internet beer recipes aren’t necessarily in an easily digestible format; that is, these recipes are unstructured intermixed lists of directions and ingredients often originally composed in an email or forum post.

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