JVM memory settings for Railo (and Adobe ColdFusion) on Tomcat

by kai 30/12/2013

This is the first post of a loosely connected series about JVM settings (some of them related to memory, some others not). I got kind of inspired by a series of discussion threads on various CFML-related lists sitting in my inbox for a while now (because I felt the urge to comment on them — […]

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Railo Express Tomcat – updates

by kai 13/05/2013

I’ve just updated the Railo Express on Tomcat bundles that I’m compiling. They now feature Apache Tomcat 7.0.40 (which is a very recommended upgrade from .39) and various Railo versions: Tomcat 7.0.39 and Railo https://mega.co.nz/#!m0IUhYDR!abAZeAh-dukXRw8EpMHV8lWAhGpyXuiyHhpvrNouaKw Tomcat 7.0.40 and Railo https://mega.co.nz/#!6sx3GIrT!LJRexzWxkbQItSg_PdaRaEgsSDhzNzglO6y-Sjz__tk Tomcat 7.0.40 and Railo https://mega.co.nz/#!25ZiFZaL!Q-RzyFRjWz43Xdy7senMmSHHi1wNFgj2cywGyv9X1Tk Tomcat 7.0.40 and Railo https://mega.co.nz/#!f94nnI7a!MuHpoltxQANMISy6l7b8Gx_iZJw8hTf-e5wZ4s4QLrg

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Railo Express Tomcat for OS X

by kai 20/04/2013

And here we go. If you want to play with and try out my unofficial Railo Express Tomcat for OS X, you can get started by just visiting the wiki page for it. On there, I’ve provided some (hopefully useful) instructions on what to do after the download – please note that the screenshots show […]

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Railo Express on Tomcat

by kai 20/04/2013

The other day, I tried to help someone on the Railo mailing list to get an installation of Railo 4 on OS X going. Their problems were manyfold: They tried the OS X installer first, but ran into an issue with other file types besides CFML not properly being resolved by Tomcat (the OS X […]

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Tmux plugin for IntelliJ

by kai 13/10/2012

This is really cool. Mark Mandel has recently started hacking on a very basic Tmux plugin for IntelliJ and it’s since then become a bit of our pet project for dabbling with IntellJ plugin development. No idea what Tmux is? It’s essentially a Terminal multiplexer. Extremely useful if you like working in a shell/terminal window […]

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Hail the AHT (Apple Hardware Test)

by kai 28/02/2012

Yesterday afternoon I all of a sudden started to get GSODs (Grey Screen Of Death) – the equivalent of the Windows Blue Screen of Death. Not good – actually those were my first serious crashes on this particular machine ever (which is about 2.5 years old). I went through the usual diagnostics, OSX permissions and […]

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Printing from Wine on OS X

by kai 15/01/2012

The flight planning software I use is Windows-based and unfortunately Windows-only. It’s a really powerful tool and there’s nothing comparable for OS X (at least not for Australia and New Zealand), so I’m happy to go the extra mile making it work. The easiest way would obviously be to install the software in a virtual […]

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Getting into Clojure (and other stuff)

by kai 07/01/2012

With the recent changes at Adobe I was more and more thinking that I need to further diversify what I’m doing. That was already happening in 2010 and 2011 quite a lot – client demand for Flash and Flex solutions decreased (and still is decreasing) and we found ourselves doing more and more Javascript-based applications. […]

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Some thoughts on Java, OS X, Eclipse and others

by kai 26/10/2010

Somewhere deeply hidden in the release notes of the recent Java for Mac OS X update, our friends from Apple have announced that they deprecated the Java runtime for Mac OS X and that “developers should not rely on the Apple-supplied Java runtime being present in future versions of Mac OS X”.

Read that as: Mac OS X 10.7 won’t have Java (by Apple), maybe we’re lucky and get the 10.6 update 3 thrown into OS X 10.7, but maybe not. To be fair – Apple was never a big and fast supporter of Java on OS X, for them to release Java 6 and 64-bit versions of the runtime was apparently a major drama so that a lot of Java developers on the Mac at some time just switched to SoyLatte, a FreeBSD port of Java 6. That worked and still works fine for a lot of server applications such as Tomcat.

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How to fix arbitrary error when mounting Windows drives via Samba in OSX

by kai 14/07/2010

Sometimes though unmounting the share/drive in Finder leads to a weird scenario that it unmounts fine but when I try again to mount the same or a different drive via Samba, I get a totally arbitrary error message saying nothing but “please check the IP address, bla bla bla”. Obviously the IP address is fine, rebooting the VM doesn’t help either.

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