Don’t be a Tool

Developers often associate their identity with a programming language or a framework. I’m a Java developer, I’m a JavaScript developer, I’m a React developer, or I’m a back-end developer. It’s an understandable perspective, however, if you asked a carpenter what he does for a living, and he answered, “I’m a user of hammers,” it wouldn’t …

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Unexpected Token ‘<' client_bundle.js:1

Unexpected Token ‘<‘, I got this message while I was working on one of my React / Webpack projects on Churgle, a website that has tools and utilities. The error in my case manifested itself on single a page reachable through a React route. It didn’t matter if I changed the order of any routes, …

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External File Sort In Java

How do you sort a lot of data in Java? It’s easy to sort small amounts of data in memory. For example if your data is in a List object, then with the help of the Collections class you can easily sort the data. You can provide a custom Comparator to control in what order your data …

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Los Angeles Hadoop Users Group- LA-HUG

LA now has its own HUG. The first meetup will be held on Wednesday 2/9/2011. This is a great opportunity for anyone in the Los Angeles area with interest in Hadoop and related technologies to discuss and meet. The first talk is:  “Operationalizing Hadoop” with Charles Zedlewski (Cloudera’s VP Product) http://www.meetup.com/LA-HUG/

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fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

I committed changes to my GIT project, tried to push them to the remote server (git push) and got the following cryptic error message: fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly The GitFaq states that: Git push fails with “fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly”? If, when attempting git push, you get a message …

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Hadoop World

I just came back from the Hadoop World conference in New York and I have to say that it was quite exciting. Processing huge amounts of data used to be a problem for just a few companies like Google, Yahoo, Facebook and a few others, but has now become a problem for many. The conference …

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ls full path

How do you get the Unix command ls to show you the full path? Unfortunately there’s no argument for ls that will do this directly. However this will work fine and give you what you want. ls -d $PWD/* or ls -ld $PWD/*

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Window Stuck Under Toolbar in OS X

Sometimes a window can get stuck under the top toolbar in OS X. This often happens when I use Citrix in OS X to run Windows applications. When this happens it’s not possible to grab the window nor  to close it. A simple solution for this is to press [fn] [shift] [F2] which will move …

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