Posts written by Landon

Spring Batch Testing: Asserting file equality after running a single step

Landon | Jan 20, 2021

For some time at SoFi, we’ve worked with Spring Batch to provide a third-party integration with a service without a robust API, but that loves to work in terms of batch files. There are a number of ways to deal with that, and we’ve taken a few different approaches. One of them is to implement […]

Beware Hibernate’s caching when using database filters

Landon | Apr 30, 2019

The stack I work in every day uses Hibernate and Spring Data JPA for its object/relational mapping framework. My company is hardly alone in using these tools to map data from a database into Java objects. They’re quite commonly used, and also quite powerful. One of the nifty features of Hibernate is Filtering. You can […]

How to add WS-Security to .NET Core SOAP Headers without WCF

Landon | Jul 06, 2018

If you’ve ever enjoyed the wonderful experience that is consuming a web service that’s at least 10 years old, odds are you’ve dealt with WS-Security headers. If you’ve had to deal with that while developing in .NET Core, you probably have spent a great deal of time banging your head against the wall. I had […]

Properties files vs. the JNDI

Landon | Sep 26, 2017

I don’t know if this is a debate at all, but it has been in my workplace. When managing configuration for Java EE / Spring Framework applications in a Wildfly server environment, what is better: managing an application’s configurable values at the server and environment level through the JNDI, or managing them through the use […]

Jenkins pipelines and continuous integration

Landon | Jul 19, 2017

Over the last few weeks, I have been focused on improving automated deployment for java web applications using Jenkins. In particular, much of the focus has been on doing so by using the pipeline plugin. This is a pretty great tool because it allows for automated deployment in a scripted fashion. If there’s one thing […]

Always make sure you only have ONE localhost SSL certificate in your store

Landon | Jun 14, 2017

Stay in web development long enough, and eventually you’re going to need to do development work over an SSL connection. Because development work in SSL is typically done on localhost (like most development), you will need a certificate that certifies that localhost is secure. If you don’t, your browser will try to prevent you from […]

Filtering links using the WordPress ‘the_permalink’ filter

Landon | Jun 06, 2017

This morning I improved this theme by adding a filter to WordPress’s ‘the_permalink’ filter. The idea was to scan post content, pull out the first link in a post and then use that link as the permalink, so to speak. By doing this, I make it so that I can simply point my readers to […]

Thank you for visiting!

Landon | Jun 04, 2017

I’m very glad you’ve chosen to stop by. Since you’re here, I might as well describe what I hope to accomplish with this site, and my purpose in hosting it. I am a web developer. I code. A lot. That normally would be enough to qualify me as a nerd. But since I’ve also got […]