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Modern Java EE Servers

Sun, Jun 5, 2016
Modern Java EE servers are much different than any other software development stack I have known. Meanwhile others platforms get bloated with time, I have observed the inverse on Java EE, at least the opensource ones. I have been working migrating to WildFly 10, the upstream project for JBoss AS, this thing start in just 3 seconds. I remember when I was amazed when JBoss 6 EAP started in multiples of that time a few years back, and no, it isn’t because of new hardware, my laptop is more than five years old.

Static site generators and Git modification times

Mon, May 30, 2016
One of the (mis)features of Git is that it doesn’t track file modification times, this could be a problem when using static website generators. As there isn’t any Blog/CMS running on the server, just a plain HTTP server handling static files, file modification times are important because browser will cache content using that time. If you build your site without taking this into account the result will be a website where all files times are new after each build.

Blogging again

Sun, May 22, 2016
I decided to start blogging again. My previous blog was running LifeType, it served me well but I was trying to come back using a static web site generator. After many tries I found the perfect tool this time, simple and the best thing, self contained, no need for complex installation or dependencies downloads, just a simple Go binary: Hugo. Hosting is provided by GitLab pages.