Nimrod's Tech Blog - Things I've encountered while writing code/doing geek stuff

Nimrod's Tech Blog

Things I've encountered while writing code/doing geek stuff
Feb 3
Feb 3

Most effective way to promote GitHub repo’s and Open Source projects

  Writing amazing code, adding a lovely super friendly Wiki, invest huge amount of time in the project ReadMe (so in 2 minutes users can get your lib up&running)   super motivated you push it to GitHub and…. no one uses it   a while ago I was looking for a simple way to resize […]

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Mar 2
Mar 2

LittleBits CloudBit – Yahoo Weather & NewRelic Integration

Got me 2 sets of LittleBits (Space Kit & CloudBit Starter Kit) Wanted to see how the CloudBit API works and how to integrate it with some data. Thought of 2 main ideas: 1) display temperature in Tel-Aviv 2) display My Blog’s error rate from New Relic The steps: 1) use the power + CloudBit […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Dead Simple Feature Toggle

Sometimes you need a feature toggle in a rush … or just dont want to invest time in adding a feature toggle framework… This thought came to me while I was working on some bot and had to protect myself with a feature toggle, problem was the bot was written with micro services, some in […]

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Jan 10
Jan 10

Gatling – Scaling Out Your Load Tests

Scaling out your load tests using Gatling, Packer, and a cloud provider (in this example we will use DigitalOcean and Amazon EC2. *This post assumes that you know what Gatling is all about and need to scale your existing scenario to run from several machines / from different networks. *want to try this out? use […]

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Jul 6
Jul 6

Scala Map Merge

Need to merge multiple maps by their keys and make manipulation on the values?  this post is probably for you! Why ? previous experience with map reduce, many times data collected was in a Map structure, found myself repeatedly summing/appending/listing/manipulating maps   Assuming we have 2 maps with names of people as the key and the […]

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Jul 14
Jul 14

PHP image resize

Some time ago needed to resize images in my server, started reading on how this could be done and ended up forking an existing project on github and improving it. The result :  https://github.com/Nimrod007/PHP_image_resize What does it do ? resizes images saves them with a new name keeps transparent png accepts images as string or as […]

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Jun 12
Jun 12

Build # in app version

Motivation:  in continues deployment there is some sense indicating build number in the app version. not just GIT hash (nobody knows the meaning of …) In this example: we will use sbt + docker plugin. after understanding the idea you can achieve this in many different methods. Basically we need to pass build# into our app, the […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

About Me

Software developer Love new technologies Currently into Scala PHP as a hoby Love&Hate relationship with dev-ops

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