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JPA / Hibernate and things I’ve learnt about the OrderColumn annotation

I’ve just spent the last two or three hours wondering why REST requests to my application have all been failing. The application in question is SpringBoot based (version 2.3.3, but I doubt that matters much) and is pretty simple with just a few domain objects. The error has been reporting itself as a “500 Internal …

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NetBeans and Tomcat – Transport Error 202

I generally develop any Java applications I’m working on in NetBeans and while I prefer to use GlassFish as a container I find myself using Tomcat quite a bit. Unfortunately the debugging connection between NetBeans and Tomcat can sometimes be less than perfect.

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SonarQube on Ubuntu 14.04

SonarQube (previously just Sonar) is an open source code quality tool. In this short series of articles I’ll be installing and configuring SonarQube on Ubuntu 14.04. Installing SonarQube on Ubuntu is just part of a wider continuous integration (CI) server build that I’ve been performing. Previous articles include installing Artifactory and Java 8.

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Migrating from Nexus to Artifactory

I thought migrating from Nexus to Artifactory would be a seriously painful process but it actually turned out to be quite simple. My biggest concern was maintaining my release history as it would be impractical to try and move hundreds artefacts by hand. The article below describes the process I used.