There seems to have been an explosion in the use of the term “microservices” recently. I’ve been peripherally aware of the concept for some time now, but it seems it first came to light with a fantastic collection of thoughts by Martin Fowler[1] – some great reading on the topic.

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Web Scraping for Fun & Profit II

Monday, 08 December 2014 by

In my Web Scraping blog post, I described some simple ways to retrieve data from a web page using Node.js. This means of data retrieval proves useful when no API is available. Today, I’m going to describe similar techniques where reverse engineering & more complex authentication flows are involved to retrieve data. Authentication When we need to authenticate before viewing the data

It was a real pleasure to see how well the Red Hat keynote at Devoxx went in Antwerp recently. We don’t have a video of that yet, but Markus Eisele got the band back together for an encore on Google Hangouts last week. The guys explain all of the tech behind the demo and show

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Today we announced our new Teams & Collaboration feature-set which enables both technical and non-technical teams to work together on complex enterprise mobility projects in both a collaborative and controlled way. FeedHenry 3 projects often have native Android and iOS teams, a Hybrid team, a web-app team, a Node.js team and Enterprise connector teams before you

Overview It’s been only 4 weeks since Red Hat acquired FeedHenry and we are delighted to be able to already announce the immediate availability of the first FeedHenry MBaaS Service for integrating with the Red Hat product suite. AeroGear – Red Hat’s open source offering for Unified Push Notification – can now be seamlessly accessed

Using fh.db in your apps.

Monday, 03 November 2014 by

Introduction. MongoDb is the leading NoSQL database available at the moment and the FeedHenry platform provides access to this hosted storage via the standard MongoDb driver or via the FeedHenry fh.db API.  Details of this API can be found in the Docs section of your development studio but, for now, here is an example of how fh.db can

What library is being published, and why? The library being published to maven is a java client for interacting remotely with gitlab-shell It uses the Jsch libary to remotely connect (SSH) to the machine with gitlab-shell installed, and execute gitlab-shell administration commands. The reason for creating this library is because one did not exist

What was done and why? This article details the steps that were followed to: Create a new chef cookbook (for installing gitlab-shell) Write a recipe, with a set of configurable attributes Deploy/Publish this cookbook to the ‘Chef Supermarket’ Include the newly published cookbook in chef based project The main reason for doing this was because

Web Scraping for Fun & Profit

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 by

There’s a number of ways to retrieve data from a backend system within mobile projects. In an ideal world, everything would have a RESTful JSON API – but often, this isn’t the case.Sometimes, SOAP is the language of the backend. Sometimes, it’s some proprietary protocol which might not even be HTTP-based. Then, there’s scraping. Retrieving information