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Java 7 File IO using FileVisitor

This blog post is inspired by a problem a friend of mine was having. See… he’s got this rash… -kidding. He’s got a ton of movies, music, and books on his hard drive, and he frequently rearranges the directory structure of his drive to better organize his media. He wanted to create snapshots of his folder arrangement so that he could refer to it later. This post highlights issues I had implementing a simple solution using Java 7s new NIO.2 package.

Parsing HTML using jsoup library

A quick tutorial on html parsing using the jsoup Java library.

Java Spring Application on Azure Cloud

Microsoft states to developers using  Azure that one can build applications using any language, tool or framework.  This blog post will show you how to deploy a Spring application on an Azure cloud.  Our first step will be to install a Jetty instance on to the cloud, and then we’ll import jars and do any necessary fine tuning to get our sample spring application on the cloud.
There’s a great blog post to get you started with getting a Jetty instance on the cloud that I want to refer you to: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dachou/archive/2010/03/21/run-java-with-jetty-in-windows-azure.aspx
Next download a sample spring application.  I was able to get one at: https://src.springframework.org/svn/spring-samples/petclinic/trunk/ [Dead Link]
The presence of a pom.xml file in the root directory tells us that the project can built using maven.  Install maven if you don’t have it, and then run an mvn clean install from the…

Setting Up Azure Deployment Certificates

Azure deployments can be integrated within Visual Studio 2010, making it easy for you to package, deploy and publish your solution to an Azure cloud.  This blog post will show you how to integrate your Azure deployments using Visual Studio 2010 with an easy two step process.  First, you have to create a certificate within Visual Studio, and second, you have to configure your Azure environment to accept that certificate.

To create a certificate, begin by right clicking your project in the Solution Explorer pane.

Then, in the Credentials dropdown, select <Manage…>

Then, select New.

In the window that appears, 3 steps must be completed before proceeding.  To complete step 1, expand the first drop down and select Create… and create a certificate.  To complete step 2, click “Copy the full path”.  Now, we have to digress from this dialog box and cover the…

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