Tuesday, December 3, 2019

ActiveMQ: Bridging Topics to Queues

Most recently, I had the need to create a bridge from Topics to Queues to create stateless services that can pick up messages in parallel. Essentially, I wanted to configure the following (in the message broker):

Topic to Queue Bridge
While there are many other ways to do this, I wanted to experiment with ActiveMQ support for this. The following is how I configured it locally (in my dev box):

Spring: Implicit Construction Injection

Over the years, Spring has made a number of enhancements to improve the developer UX. I realize some of these can be too trivial to notice. Today, I present one available since the 4.3 release (over 2 years ago).

Monday, December 2, 2019

Lessons Learned using Togglz

Feature Toggles (a.k.a. Feature Flags) are a common way to test new features in a production environment. I started to experiment with Togglz as a OSS library to implement what I needed. For the purpose of my description, I used Spring Boot as it makes apps development simpler. Here are my findings:

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Git: refusing to merge unrelated histories

Most recently, I found the following error during a git operation:
   $ git pull
   fatal: refusing to merge unrelated histories

which led me to a hunt. I found out that since version 2.9.0, git has removed the ability to merge branches with unrelated histories (thanks for the obvious message Git). This change (and many others) can be found here.