Setup JBoss with Eclipse

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have been doing this for a while, mostly for my new work (back to dev). My goal is being able to debug a Java web application, just like what I did for my previous work (Spring STS + Tomcat). The new work requires Eclipse + JBoss (some coworkers uses the not free Intelli-J). Download… Continue reading Setup JBoss with Eclipse

Paradigm shift

Reading Time: < 1 minute (11-03-2018) Alibaba just reported a quarter in which its cloud revenue grew 90% YoY. It appears Ali Cloud is No. 4 in the world: behind Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Thinking Ali may challenge Amazon in not too distant future (note Ali started the cloud much later than Amazon). About Alibaba… Continue reading Paradigm shift

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Firebase – second take

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two years ago, I was trying to migrate an app back-end from now defunct Parse.com to Firebase, I was not successful. I was able to make it work last night, after reading more about the data structure in Firebase realtime database. I was able to do it by following the examples in this tutorial page.… Continue reading Firebase – second take

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Alipay wechat Pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was travelling in China for 9, 10 days recently, and I can see those two payments method everywhere. From the small food stall to KFC, one of those two methods are widely accepted, and in many cases cash transactions are very rare. I noticed this trend about 1.5 years ago during my China trip… Continue reading Alipay wechat Pay

Stay away from work over weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutes My older daughter just finish 1st grade. One thing I learned is first graders do have some homework, at the same time they usually don’t have homework over the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). In other words, homework usually won’t be assigned out on Friday and due to Monday. This is something I like to… Continue reading Stay away from work over weekend

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Replacing iAd with admob etc.

Reading Time: < 1 minute (update 02-18-2019) Came across this blog post by Jonathan Li, which has more comprehensive steps. (Original 03-11-2017) Recently I picked up my old iOS app as the framework it replied on Parse was going sunset (the date was Jan 28, 2017). I picked up Google firebase after reading a few posts including the one at… Continue reading Replacing iAd with admob etc.

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Many roads to Rome

Reading Time: < 1 minute I mentioned sometime ago that LaunchCode is a great way to get into programming / software development world for a grown-up whose background is not computer science or information science. But that’s not the only way. More recently I noticed some friends made the transition from research position at Washington University to industry. Again there… Continue reading Many roads to Rome

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