Automated Smoke Testing with SSL

Smoke testing is the verification of functionality in a live system, be that development, test or production. Many of us are familiar with deploying an application, and clicking around to be sure nothing is obviously broken. Is the application running? Am I connecting to the database correctly? But there are many more holes that form as an application grows, and integration testing becomes critical to catching them.

How Starting Your Own Startup Changes You

Starting your own startup is a radical process, many times undertaken by people who have never done it before. It can be painful, certainly stressful, but also very exciting and motivating. My experience was no different, with extraordinary highs and dragging lows, and I hope sharing about it helps dissipate any apprehension in going after your own.

Supercharge Your Makefile

2020-10-28 / benk

Cookies And Curl

2020-10-25 / benk

Browserify and ReactJS

2014-12-05 / benk

Cassandra and Guava Error

2014-10-30 / benk

Dropwizard and SSL

2014-09-11 / benk


2014-05-21 / benk

Bypassing Spring Security

2014-05-21 / benk

Installing Cassandra on Mac

2014-05-09 / benk

Poetry by Pablo Neruda

2014-03-29 / benk

On The Road

2014-03-26 / benk

Feed the Monster

2014-03-26 / benk

Emerald Reflection

2014-03-24 / benk

Getting Started on Hydra

2014-03-15 / benk

County Housing Search

2014-03-08 / benk

Using Java’s URLEncoder

2014-03-07 / benk

Enabling Password-less SSH

2014-03-07 / benk

Markdown Overview

2014-02-26 / benk

Walking Dead XStitch

2014-02-12 / benk

Jobs in Hydra

2014-02-09 / benk

Accessing Spring Properties

2014-02-05 / benk

More Domain Entities

2014-01-27 / benk

Events for EXT-JS

2014-01-27 / benk

Creating Displayable Text

2014-01-15 / benk

Getting Started with Hydra

2014-01-10 / benk