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Mark Harrison

Developer at Cake Solutions, interested in anything remotely related to tech and football.
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Posted by Mark Harrison
Mon, Jan 9, 2017

In part one we learned about our Microservices, we dockerized them using sbt-docker, created our entry point, and finally configured them for Cassandra.

That’s all well and good, but we can’t even run them yet - so let’s get cracking!!

Posted by Mark Harrison
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

In this blog series I will discuss using docker-compose to manage several Microservices and their dependencies, creating a reproducible environment that can be used for spawning any number of services with a single command.

This first part is all about Dockerizing your services from zero, we’ll then jump into defining the environment using Docker Compose in part 2.

Posted by Mark Harrison
Fri, Sep 2, 2016


Simply put: Chaos testing (excellently explained by [1] & [2]) is the discipline of proving the reliability of a distributed system by causing “chaos”.

Posted by Mark Harrison
Fri, Oct 18, 2013

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala. I'm covering for Chris again this week to bring you the weekly fix of Scala news. Not a great deal to tell you about but there is one HUGE piece of news....

Posted by Mark Harrison
Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala.

It's my final week on the blog before handing the reins back over to Mr Cundill. I'm away tomorrow so we're a day early this week, still lots of stuff to keep you busy though!

Here goes...

Posted by Mark Harrison
Fri, Aug 23, 2013

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala.

Week two of my three week stand in for Chris, it's been a busy week so there's lots of stuff to keep you occupied this weekend.

Anyway, here goes...

Posted by Mark Harrison
Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Welcome to another edition of #ThisWeekInScala.

Chris is away sunning himself in France for a few weeks so I'm taking a trip down memory lane and holding the fort until his triumphant return. I'm breaking the usual Monday schedule and getting this out early to give you all some much needed weekend reading, Enjoy!

Anyway, here goes...

Posted by Mark Harrison
Wed, May 23, 2012

As you've probably gathered from Jan's recent blog posts we're currently working on a project which makes use of Spring Data and Neo4j. For the time being we're running the embedded version of Neo4j, which by default doesn't have the Neo4j Management Tool enabled. This post will guide you through the hoops we navigated to get this enabled and configured using Spring.

Posted by Mark Harrison
Fri, May 4, 2012

Welcome to another week in #Scala. We have an insane number of blogs and releases to tell you about this week - certainly the busiest week for some time. There are new releases for Play! and Scala IDE and some awesome blogs and tutorials - including several 2+ hour presentations from the Progressive Java Tutorials conference at Skills Matter in London. Read on...

Posted by Mark Harrison
Fri, Apr 27, 2012

Hello and welcome to another week in #Scala! As usual we've got loads of awesome releases and blogs to tell you about (there's simply not enough time to read them all!)...

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