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Richard has worked in the Information Technology field for 25 years on a variety of platforms and lines of business.

Groovy URL example to check if web application is alive

Here is a handy KeepAlive.groovy script that will simply connect to a web application to make sure it’s alive.  The database connection for the web application would often timeout because of lack of activity, especially during non-work hours. By periodically … Continue reading

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mysqldump: Error 1194

I’ve used MySql for a number of years and never incurred an error with mysqldump until today.  Fortunately there is an easy solution to the problem. mysqldump: Error 1194: Table ‘comments’ is marked as crashed and should be repaired when … Continue reading

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Define and increment a counter in Apache Jmeter

Create a User Defined Variable and initialize the value.  In this case the value is zero. Here’s an example of incrementing the “my_counter” value in an HTTP request.  The request URL will include the name value pair:  counter=1            ${__intSum(${my_counter},1,my_counter)}

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Grails Transient properties in a domain class

Transient properties are useful to carry additional meta data in a domain class without a direct database mapping required.  Transient properties can be useful to handle read only information queried from multiple databases. static transients = [‘manuf’, ‘make’, ‘model’] String … Continue reading

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