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Generate ASCII Art

Having some text configuration or working with CLI (command line interface) ASCII Art can improve the separation of input and output. Below some ASCII art generators are listed.

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Walking the file tree with Java 7 NIO 2

Non-blocking I/O (usually called NIO, and sometimes called “New I/O”) is a collection of Java programming language APIs that offer features for intensive I/O operations.

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Find process id (pid) of dedicated server instance

This post demonstrates how to retrieve the pid of a dedicated JBoss application server, running parallel on a linux server with other application servers. The combination of ps, grep and awk allows a operator friendly output.

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Perform Health-Check on Database Connections with logstash

This section describes how to perform health checks on database instances. logstash offers the jdbc input plugin.

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Convert multiple fields with mutate plugin for logstash

The mutate plugin allows to convert fields into other data types. The existing example does not illustrate how to convert multiple fields.

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Validate Apache Maven SCM settings

To perform a release of your Maven Artifact, the pom.xml needs a SCM section. To validate or check if the SCM settings are correct, you can use the Maven goal:

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