By Mike Croft Taking an environment from development through to production is often an afterthought and can all too often be too far down the list of priorities. Initially, there may not be any obvious problems or issues with manually configuring a new production environment to match an existing one in development or test. As […]

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By Mike Croft Of course, as responsible developers, we all thoroughly test our code and therefore our applications never need troubleshooting; it’s everyone else’s code that goes wrong. So what do we do when the inevitable happens? Troubleshooting your application is a huge topic, purely because of the many different ways that things can go […]

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By Mike Croft Story time! I hope you’re all sitting comfortably. This story begins on a Tuesday, in London, after a particularly hectic first two days at the office. For those unaware, I don’t live in London, so when I’m scheduled to be with this particular customer, I get up very early in the morning […]

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By Mike Croft GlassFish is Oracle’s reference Java EE application server, so you can be sure that it will support the Java EE specification completely. In this post, I’ll go through the first steps of getting GlassFish installed and clustered with Apache to proxy requests. All this will be set up using one CentOS and one […]

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