Retry Design

Sometimes, Network is inherently unreliable. Connections will occasionally time out or be dropped. For some reasons, we still want to try to establish a connection to a remote endpoint which went down.

There is straightforward answer which wrote down below code to resolve it.

          this.conn = connect();
      catch (Exception e)
         for (int i = 0; i < maxAttempts; i++)
            try { Thread.sleep(1000); } catch (InterruptedException e) {};
            this.conn = connect();

But the solution is difficult to maintain and a lack of flexibility. If we are using java8, this may change below to more be useful.

public static <T> Object retry(Supplier<T> function, int retryCount) throws Exception
      while (0 < retryCount)
            return function.get();
         catch (Exception e)
            if ((retryCount--) == 0)
               throw e;
      return null;

Based on above two solutions, we still try to add extra code into connection logic and the unnecessary design. I think there's much better to use if you are using spring or AOP concept.

 @Retryable(maxAttempts = 3, backoff = @Backoff(delay = 500))
 public void establishConnection() {
    this.connection = newConnection();

Code is simply and easy to use.





tldr is a small tool to help you cannot always remember the arguments to many commands as like me. TL;DR originates for "Too long; Didn't Read" in Internal Slang, where it is used to indicate that a long text has been skipped...

We like simplified man pages focused on practical example like below:

➜  ~ tldr lsof
Local data is older than two weeks, use --update to update it.


Lists open files and the corresponding processes.
Note: Root privileges (or sudo) is required to list files opened by others.

- Find the processes that have a given file open:
    lsof path/to/file

- Find the process that opened a local internet port:
    lsof -i :port

- Only output the process ID (PID):
    lsof -t path/to/file

- List files opened by the given user:
    lsof -u username

- List files opened by the given command or process:
    lsof -c process_or_command_name

- List files opened by a specific process, given its PID:
    lsof -p PID

- List open files in a directory:
    lsof +D path/to/directory

keep it simple, stupid.

tldr in alfred

Really enjoy this plugin in alfred.


tldr github




I like sift tool which is best than most other grep tools, to search the huge log and code base.

sift also is easy customizations to default ignore case as below.

An example config file: ~/.sift.conf

      "BinarySkip": true,
      "Git": true,
      "GroupByFile": true,
      "IgnoreCase": true

Performance report





Using curl to test port connectivity

It's often necessary to troubleshoot port connectivity as common env, but not found telnet.

curl -v telnet://target ip address:desired port number

curl -v telnet://dragon1:22
* Rebuilt URL to: telnet://dragon1:22/
* Trying
* Connected to dragon1 ( port 22 (#0)


Generate Cron Expression in SOP

Sometimes, the cron expression is difficult to generate while you want to resolve urgent things. Let us SOP to generate cron expression.

Here are two links to easily generate cron expression.

  1. http://www.cronmaker.com/
  2. Cron Expression Generator & Explainer - Quartz


Building Software

Based on Kent Beck describes three activities in building software:

  1. First make it work. (make business or money first)
  2. Then make it right. (refactor code ...you and others can understand it as needs change)
  3. Then make it fast. (refactor code for "needed" performance, don't do this first)


My Development Principals in Java World

Here are my development principals in java world. 

  • Simple and Small objects
  • Immutable object
  • Interface, it’s a contract that our object must obey in order to communicate with other objects.
  • Don’t use static object and method
  • Don’t use null anywhere
  • Multiple contractor to reuse your code-fee
  • Always chain exception
  • Aspect-oriented programming for special handling
  • A unit test is a part of class.
  • ...continue...