Flash won’t work in Google Chrome for Linux

I'm running Linux Mint with Google Chrome 59 and adbobe-flashplugin 1:20170613.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 installed on my system. Despite that fact the Chrome was configured to allow Flash (chrome://settings/content/flash) it still would not work. After some Google'ing I discovered that Google Chrome uses the Flash library which should be located at /opt/google/chrome/libgcflashplayer.so but in my case it was … Continue reading Flash won’t work in Google Chrome for Linux

Adding Elastichsearch filebeat to Docker images

One of the projects I'm working on uses a micro-service architecture. Every micro-service is shipped as a Docker image and executed on Amazon AWS using ECS. This basically means that on a random number of servers, a (somewhat) random number of instances of a single micro-service can run ... and this about 15 times (the … Continue reading Adding Elastichsearch filebeat to Docker images

Babun: A touch of Linux in Windows aka A Cygwin that actually works

As a consultant working for a large firm I'm blessed with a Windows laptop and Windows desktop to do all my Java development. Lately I really started to miss some of the awesome stuff Linux has to offer and luck was on my side when I stumbled across Babun. Babun is nothing more than a … Continue reading Babun: A touch of Linux in Windows aka A Cygwin that actually works

Maven: A required class is missing: hidden/org/codehaus/plexus/interpolation/ValueSource

I had the following issue when building one of our projects on a freshly installed Linux Mint: Turns out that the maven 2 version that comes from the Ubuntu repository is a bit fubar. Download the latest maven 2 release from maven.apache.org and replace the /usr/share/maven2/lib/maven-debian-uber.jar library with the on from the downloaded archive. Now … Continue reading Maven: A required class is missing: hidden/org/codehaus/plexus/interpolation/ValueSource