Category: Architecture

The false security of Notifications

The Problem On one of my recent projects, I just got added to a distribution list that receives alerts from our monitoring system. first few days I tried to read some of those…
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Don’t Like Throttling?

You don't have a choice - the underlying system (The JVM here will do it for you). I still recall the summer of 2013 when I was running a project and…
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Are annotations bad?

I eased off into this topic with my principles on my post about Spring XML vs. Annotations that other day. This easy inlet was also my way of not complicating…
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Making Thread Dumps Intelligent

Long back I had learnt about something called Log MDC, and I was a big fan of it. I was suddenly able to make sense of anything that happens in…
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Spring Framework – XML vs. Annotations

This question has been around for many years since Spring started to move heavily towards Annotation based configurations (if i recall right it's called configuration by convention). Annotations based configurations…
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High availability design

If you have ever travelled in an Indian Railways you would have noticed that the capacity for which the train is supposed is handle holds no meaning because the number…
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AEM Development Workflow – Part 1 (introduction)

If you have followed my blogs recently, you would know that I have debated the Development Workflow for a CMS based application being developed on top of Adobe AEM. If…
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Thick Clients and CMS

I originally started this blog off with a once very famous thick client (Adobe Flex); and after half a decade I am seeing a surge of the thick clients once…
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Caching Architecture (Adobe AEM) – Part 1

Cache (as defined by Wikipedia) is a component that transparently stores data such that future requests for data can be faster. I hereby presume that you understand cache as a…
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A POV on Slice (a Adobe CQ Framework)

I have worked in Adobe CQ for last 18 months now; a large part of my not being active on this blog is because i was busy but the most…
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Modeling Content in CQ54

CQ54 is not a a typical RDBMS where I can model a set of relationships in table and soon a pretty picture starts to present itself. CQ54 stores everything in…
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Write Through Cache

I was a young budding developers when I was first introduced to the concept of Cache. My Senior Architect then told me Cache is a component that will magically store…
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Setup for Success

Project start is the time when is most critical and single-handedly decide the fate of the project. That is the time when we are preparing ourselves for a journey, and…
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TestNG or JUnit

For many years now, I have always found myself going back to TestNG whenever it comes to doing Unit Testing with Java Code. Everytime, I picked up TestNG, people have…
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NTLM Authentication in Java

In one of my previous lives, I used to work in Microsoft and there this word - NTLM (NT Lan Manager) was something that came to us whenever we used…
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Cairngorm 3

I chanced upon this yesterday (http://sourceforge.net/adobe/cairngorm/home/) and was impressed with what they are trying to do. Building upon Parsley looking to do a lot of injection and also support modules…
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Noah: Development Environment

Some time back I posted about various development tools that I would like to have in my development environment. Well back then, I was unable to get that list in…
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Mobile Web – In a different way

This presentation talks about how mobile web should be thought about and does talks about some numbers too. I like three things about the presentation:   1. The creativity with…
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Who the hell needs Quality?

I Do; you do; our customers do; Period Well we all know the answer, but is it really what we believe in? The more important question is how do we…
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Development Kit – your wishlist

Today after a while I decided to get back to development and started to setup my Laptop with variety of development tools and my fetch my projects from hard drives.…
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