This is the last part of a four-part blog post covering my move from WordPress to Hugo, a static website generator. This post outlines some of the benefits from moving to a static website and to Amazon AWS.

If you haven’t read the first three parts, you may find them at Moving to a Static Website, part 1: From WordPress to Hugo, Moving to a Static Website, part 2: Hosting and Moving to a Static Website, part 3: Automated deployment with Wercker.…

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This is the third part of a four-part blog post covering my move from WordPress to Hugo, a static website generator. This post outlines how you can use Wercker to streamline your Hugo deployment pipeline to Amazon S3.

If you haven’t read the first two parts, you may find them at Moving to a Static Website, part 1: From WordPress to Hugo and Moving to a Static Website, part 2: Hosting.…

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I had been thinking about moving my blog from WordPress to a static site for a while. Today I give you the new Go backed blog.

This is a four-part blog post, the first covering why I moved to Hugo. Part two covers the hosting. Part three covers the Hugo deployment pipeline to Amazon S3. And the last part covers some of the benefits in terms of speed and security.

These posts are not intended as walkthrough on how to do it yourself, but simply sharing my experience hoping to impart some useful knowledge along the way.…

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Testing secured EJBs has been historically hard to get right. Up until now, I have been using proprietary techniques like JBossLoginContextFactory described in the article Testing secured EJBs on WildFly 8.1.x with Arquillian to test secured EJBs.

During this year Devoxx, David Blevins, founder of the Apache TomEE project - a lightweight Java EE Application Server, brought to my knowledge a little trick we can use to deal with Java EE security in a standard way that works across all Java EE compliant servers.…

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I have already approached this subject twice in the past. First, on my post Integrating Bean Validation with JAX-RS in Java EE 6, describing how to use Bean Validation with JAX-RS in JBoss AS 7, even before this was defined in the Java EE Platform Specification. And later, on an article written for JAX Magazine and posteriorly posted on JAXenter, using the new standard way defined in Java EE 7 with Glassfish 4 server (the first Java EE 7 certified server).

Now that WildFly 8, previously know as JBoss Application Server, has finally reached the final version and has joined the Java EE 7 certified servers club, it’s time for a new post highlighting the specificities and differences between these two application servers, GlassFish 4 and WildFly 8.…

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One of greatest attractions of GitHub is the community and the tooling that allows this community to share code. Each contributor can clone the repository, make their changes and then send you a pull request. As the project maintainer your job is now a whole lot easier and more manageable. No more patch files to worry about.

Follow the recipe bellow to move your SVN repo to Git. Best of all, you get to keep the entire commit history of your project.…

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I’ve recently implemented some new improvements to Minify Maven Plugin. Version 1.6 added support for Google Closure Compiler and version 1.7 offers several performance improvements and more detailed logs (e.g. compression benefits from minification). A complete list of changes can be found in the changelog file. For next releases I’m planning to add Source Maps support and improve the documentation.…

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