Running the Tanuki Java Service Wrapper in Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution which, as far as I am concerned, makes it especially suitable to use in Docker images. The Java Service Wrapper from Tanuki enables Java applications to run as services and is also useful just to launch a Java application, since it will restart Continue reading Running the Tanuki Java Service Wrapper in Alpine Linux

Spring Dependency Injection in Mule FunctionalTestCase

In this article I will show how to accomplish dependency injection of fields in tests that inherit from the Mule class FunctionalTestCase; both of dependencies to Spring beans and of values from property files. Background On an earlier occasion, I have attempted to use the standard @RunWith(SpringJUnit4ClassRunner.class) annotation in order to Continue reading Spring Dependency Injection in Mule FunctionalTestCase

Alerting with the ELK Stack and Elastalert

Based on my article on JMX Monitoring with the ELK Stack and the article on creating a Docker image with Elastalert, I will now combine these and add the missing part, alerting, to the monitoring and alerting stack I have worked my way towards. Preparations The different configuration files used Continue reading Alerting with the ELK Stack and Elastalert

Creating an Elastalert Docker Image on Docker Hub

In this article I will show how I created a Docker image for Elastalert and create an automated build for the image on Docker Hub. Among other things, I will show how to wait on other services that a service running in a Docker container depends on. Introduction For those who Continue reading Creating an Elastalert Docker Image on Docker Hub

JMX Monitoring with Docker and the ELK Stack

This article will show how to monitor a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) running in a Docker container using JMX and the ELK stack, consisting of Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana, running in another Docker container. In addition there will be a simple example on how to use Docker Compose. In the Continue reading JMX Monitoring with Docker and the ELK Stack

Coursera – Introduction to Ableton Live

“Introduction”, eh? Doesn’t sound too exciting. For some reason I signed up anyway and I must admit that my preconceptions was all wrong. Well, “Introduction to Ableton Live” is a course suitable for people that have never used Ableton Live before, but despite already having had some experience with Live, Continue reading Coursera – Introduction to Ableton Live

Creating a Docker Image with Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana

In this article I will create a Docker image that contains the Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana – more commonly known as the ELK stack. This Docker image will be based on the Docker image with Java 8 on Ubuntu that I created in an earlier article. I am aware of Continue reading Creating a Docker Image with Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana

Launching Mule CE Using 64-bit Wrapper on Windows

Dear diary, Sometimes a man has to do things he does not want to do, such as pulling teeth, taking medicine, paying taxes or running the Mule ESB Community Edition under Windows. Nothing wrong with the Mule ESB Community Edition, on the contrary – it is an nice ESB with Continue reading Launching Mule CE Using 64-bit Wrapper on Windows