On demand containers
- 23Jul2013

I’ve been interested in Linux Containers for quite a while; I think that they have their sweet spot where they are better than virtual instances — in particular they require less resources. I am working on a framework to use linux containers for on-demand computing — increasing or decreasing instances of applications as needed.  I […]

cygwin and torquebox and rvm, oh my!
- 22Jun2012

rvm, despite being wonderful, doesn’t play very well with torquebox under cygwin. In particular, the gem paths are not working. So, in order to fix this, simply do: rvm use system And then it will work right. Once you’re done with the torquebox work, you can go back to using rvm.

JBoss Client Jars for Messaging
- 04Nov2010

Prior to JBoss 5, the jboss-all-client.jar was pretty much all you needed. However, the JBoss 5 Getting Started Guide states the following: The client/jbossall-client.jar library that used to bundle the majority of jboss client libraries, is now referencing them instead through the Class-Path manifest entry. This allows swapping included libraries (e.g. jboss-javaee.jar) without having to […]

rsh hates nohup
- 04Aug2010

rsh has issues with nohup. Yes, I know rsh is evil. It wasn’t my decision.

Torquebox and Cygwin: Take I
- 09Jun2010

Torquebox and Cygwin don’t work as nicely together as one might hope. That said, here are a couple of findings: In order to deploy, you need to set the $JBOSS_HOME with the Windows path.  You can do this via export JBOSS_PATH=`cygpath -w PATH_TO_JBOSS`. Additionally, the JRUBY_HOME needs to be a windows path as well.   Otherwise […]

Rails & JRuby in a Jar
- 02Mar2010

This is a discussion of what I needed to do to put rails and JRuby together in a single jar.