Code, Camera, and Kilometers

A Journey Through Java, Photography, and Ultra Running

SOAP 1.1 Fault Codes

SOAP 1.1 Fault I’ve spent some time recently working with SOAP 1.1 <faultcode> and wanted to compress some of that research into one place where I could find it again in future. There is no original insights in this post, it’s really just to avoid me having to search the internet for it in future. faultcode (mandatory) The SOAP 1.1 specification (W3C, 2000) specifies 4 standard values for the <faultcode> which are detailed below....

May 1, 2023 · 3 min · Matt Biggin
Terraform / Maven Integration

Automating Terraform with Maven

TL;DR Hand crafting an architect and then manually pushing the cloud is not repeatable, you want to be able to come back to it in the future without having to remember commands or figure out what your past self intended to do. Capturing architecture design in Terraform as code is a really effective way to codify a design and integrating that into Maven means that it can be deployed in a single click or as part of a continuous delivery pipeline....

February 14, 2023 · 3 min · Matt Biggin

Parameterized JUnit tests

Aside from proving that your code works the major goal of any unit test is to provide a living document that shows how to actually use your code. Just writing a test to prove that everything is groovy is not enough. One day you, or another developer may want to add more functionality and it is your unit tests that show what it is capable of. That said I believe the major goal of any unit test is to clearly express what you code can do....

May 16, 2015 · 4 min · Matt Biggin

Corsair treat their customers right

Sometimes an event turns your expectations and plans on their head. It’s like that moment in The Matrix when time slows down and then when you snap back to reality you think “What just happened…?” Yesterday that happened to me. This is a story with 2 threads and don’t seem to converge but when they do they change all my plans for the better. ####Thread 1 I have two PCs, one for gaming and one for the office....

April 1, 2014 · 4 min · Matt Biggin

Orienteering in Fordham - 19th January 2014

I’m looking for a new challenge and I’ve always wanted to improve my navigation skills. I want to compete in events that require the use of a map and compass so I need to learn and practice the skills. I found out that the local orienteering group, The Essex Stragglers, were organising an event in my village so I jumped at the chance to find out more. I’ve been to lots of running events and the format is pretty simple; turn up, register, get race number, pin on vest and then run....

January 29, 2014 · 4 min · Matt Biggin