Installing a solr instance on Tomcat

Here are the steps i took to get a solr instance running on my tomcat. Solr's tutorial code lets you demo with a java jar, but running on tomcat lets us deploy to EC2 and other *nix servers. Get Solr grab the latest copy of solr: Apache Solr (4.90…

Remote Debugging with Gradle and Eclipse

After scouring the internet and some aggressive googling, there seems to be a litany of opinions on how to enable remote debugging with a gradle project. As of gradle 2.0, just adding a gradle_opts line to your build.gradle isn't going to fly. Instead, we can configure your…

Hello World

Welcome to my new blog. Instead of just parking a boring resume over here, im actually going to try and give back to all the other awesome coder/bloggers out there. Bit about myself: I live and work in Chicago, IL: At work and in my free time I like…