Implementing a light weight web service trigger in Flux

Aloha from Hawaii! Shame on me to not blog for months. Well, honestly I have been quite busy during the past few months. With the big move to Hawaii in December and the recent launch of Floify kept me occupied. Although moving to a new place is fun, getting settled on an island can sometimes … Read moreImplementing a light weight web service trigger in Flux

Invoking Web Services from your Flux Workflow

Flux’s RestAction is the go-to construct for users orchestrating Flux workflows that involve web service integration. Be it HTTP-based services or SOAP-based services that implement HTTP binding, RestAction comes very handy for developers. Flux has a WebServiceAction which talks SOAP exclusively for services that implement WS-* such as Addressing, Security etc. RestAction has neat XPath … Read moreInvoking Web Services from your Flux Workflow

Automate SSH secured file transfers in your Flux workflow

Automated SCP file transfers can be orchestrated in your Flux workflow using SCPAction. This action supports file uploads or downloads using SCP. SCP is basically a remote copy (rcp) through a SSH tunnel. It is easy to setup key-based SSH login for your systems, here is one article describing the steps for Mac. You could … Read moreAutomate SSH secured file transfers in your Flux workflow

Installing JDK 5 alongside with JDK 6 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6

Note: If you planning to co-locate JDK 5 alongside JDK 6 on Mac OS X Lion 10.7, refer this post. It worked like a charm on the recent 10.7.3 I recently installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 from Mac Software Update. This update basically installs 1.6.0_24 that contains fixes for security vulnerabilities … Read moreInstalling JDK 5 alongside with JDK 6 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6

Flux Plugins for Twitter and RabbitMQ, enabling smarter integration for your workflows

Recently I started developing some custom Flux plugins I wanted to share with Flux users. It is always fun to develop custom plugins and use them within a Flux workflow. Our users are more used to the concept of custom actions and triggers. I believe plugin is a more generic and widely used terminology these … Read moreFlux Plugins for Twitter and RabbitMQ, enabling smarter integration for your workflows

Handling Flux Database outages using BoneCP Connection Pool

In Flux, we have made improvements in recent versions to handle database or network failures and recover from such failures gracefully without needing to restart Flux. Sometimes, it would be nice to notify administrators about these failures and they can act upon them in case of an unscheduled outage. Flux is dependent on the database … Read moreHandling Flux Database outages using BoneCP Connection Pool