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Testing Persistent Objects Without Spring

Spring proponents will have you believe that “Unit Testing” of persistent classes is very hard without spring. This is not the case, and can be accomplished in only a few classes.

This is not spring-bashing - I’m sure that Spring is very useful for some. This is simply an alternative approach to one that was presented at InfoQ

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A Simple Web Service To Resize Images

What it does I wanted a little stand alone web service that could resize, crop, and convert to black and white a library of images, on demand. The requester will know the exact filename of the source image, but wanted the resultant image returned as the content of the http request, along with size information of the resized image. I put together this, which seemed to work for what I wanted.
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Reading Amiga Disk Files Using Java

I had a corrupted Amiga IDE drive that some old version of linux had accidentally put a MS-DOS boot block on, so the linux amiga hard drive support didn’t work… I figured that the amiga file system couldn’t be so hard to read, and in fact it was very well documented. It turned out to be not so hard to knock something together to read both “FFS” and “OFS”.