#PSD2 #Fintech State of #APIs of banks and financial service entities active in #Romania

Being someone that writes software used by banks around the world as a living, the PSD2 directive is something that was very exciting to me. The idea of being able to access banking data through open APIs not only through sometimes clunky and annoying web pages developed by some banks is something that is very… Read More »

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Allow the use of a transacted session in a #Servlet with #JMS broker #Artemis

The open-source application server WildFly from which the RedHat owned JBoss application server is derived is one of the most used Java application server lately. This is caused by the strong market consolidation that is happening that caused the Java application server environment to become very restricted. Basically the only open-source enterprise grade Java application… Read More »

#EasyRSA Certificate based authentication of #SoapUI client to a secure WebService running on #JBoss or #WildFly application server

The following is a very quick guide on how to set up a EasyRSA certificate based authentication of SoapUI API client to connect to a WebService based API that runs on JBoss or WildFly. Generate a local CA with EasyRSA Download and install easy-rsa – https://github.com/OpenVPN/easy-rsa Go to the installation folder and change the following… Read More »

Migrate legacy application using Oracle 10g to Oracle 12c

After upgrading my developement Oracle database to 12c I discovered that an old legacy application still under support was no longer working throwing the following Oracle error: After some digging I found the following reported bug: Bug 14575666 In 12.1, the default value for the SQLNET.ALLOWED_LOGON_VERSION parameter has been updated to 11. This means that… Read More »

Create local users in #Oracle 12c

One of the most annoying things is when some vendor decides that it is a good idea to change some very basic and long time existing basic behaviour. In the new Oracle 12c you are no longer able to create local users the old way as sys: If you try to execute the above the… Read More »

Some travellers you meet when you #BusinessTravel

If you travel a lot by plane you stumble on all sort of people in the airports. This is a short list of the types I identified: The lost bunch: People running around like headless chickens, lost in the terminal. They annoy everybody and create a buzz in the terminal. The herd: Compact group of… Read More »

Short thoughts on Code #Refactoring

You know when your code turns into spaghetti and you start wondering what you were eating or smoking when you wrote that code. Usually nobody is such a bad programmer that writes spaghetti code, spaghetti code is something that builds in time when features are added at big pace or when you implement fixes or… Read More »