Patrick Double

Principal Technologist
5 years at Object Partners
20 years of Technology Experience

I have been coding since 6th grade, circa 1986, professionally (i.e. college graduate) since 1998 when I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Most of my career has been in web applications using JEE. I work the entire stack from user interface to database.   I especially like solving application security and high availability problems.

Open Source InfoSec Using Gradle

[markdown] Information security needs to be a part of any application. Solutions range in price from no cost to very expensive. However, quality is usually proportional to cost (but not always). We are going to .. READ MORE

Kafka Testing using YAML

Integration testing can be difficult for distributed systems. I’ve found this to be true when testing Kafka to ensure data is produced correctly. I’ve tried using a consumer in my tests to verify data made .. READ MORE

CI Profiling Using collectl

Continuous integration of software is a best practice and helps to enable rapid delivery of software. The faster the CI runs, the better. How can CI be effectively profiled? The collectl package is a good .. READ MORE

Test Vagrant Boxes using Docker

Vagrant is a great tool for delivering consistent development environments in virtual machines. If you’ve built anything beyond simple with Vagrant, you might have grown tired of manually testing it. This post will show you .. READ MORE

AWS ECR with Gradle

[markdown] AWS Elastic Container Registry is a registry service for Docker images. It supports the Docker API for registries and therefore can be used with `docker pull`, `docker push`, etc. It also works with Gradle .. READ MORE

My DockerCon17 Experience

[markdown] This year I attended [DockerCon17](http://2017.dockercon.com) to boost my understanding of Docker and its ecosystem. DockerCon’s growth has been great, with 5,500 attendees this year. My first impression was surprise in the size of the .. READ MORE

My Experience with HashiConf 2016

[markdown] 2016 is the second year of [HashiConf](https://www.hashiconf.com) and my first year attending. I want to relate my experiences and opinion of the conference. My primary goal in attending a conference is to learn new .. READ MORE