Knolx Session : Design Principles for Mobiles

In this presentation i have explained the principles and elements we have to take care during a website design mostly for mobile view.

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SBT-dependency tree

In this blog , I am going to describe how to view sbt dependency tree.  Last week I had a problem related to different cross version of a dependency. I knew the problem cause but  I had spent a day to know which dependency had brought that cross version of dependency. I did some study and browsing about that problem then I come across a sbt plugins as a potential solution of that problem.
In a project there is a chance of using same library but different version by multiple dependencies.  I also victim of dependency version conflict.  The good way is just draw a sbt dependency tree. Here is a sbt-plugin sbt-dependency graph is available for that.

Following are the steps to install and use sbt-dependency-graph
a) add plugin to project/plugins.sbt

addSbtPlugin("net.virtual-void" % "sbt-dependency-graph" % "0.7.4")

b) add sbt setting in build.sbt


if project is multi module then add to Parent.scala:

object Parent extends Build{
lazy val parent = Project(id="parent", base=file("."))<strong>.settings(net.virtualvoid.sbt.graph.Plugin.graphSettings: _*)</strong>

Now run sbt commond:

$ sbt dependency-tree
[info]   | +-commons-lang:commons-lang:2.4
[info]   | 
[info]   +-org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.0 (evicted by: 2.11.2)
[info]   +-org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.1 (evicted by: 2.11.2)
[info]   +-org.scalaz:scalaz-core_2.11:7.0.6 [S]
[info]     +-org.scala-lang.modules:scala-parser-combinators_2.11:1.0.1 [S]
[info]     | +-org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.0 (evicted by: 2.11.2)
[info]     | +-org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.1 (evicted by: 2.11.2)
[info]     | 
[info]     +-org.scala-lang.modules:scala-xml_2.11:1.0.1 (evicted by: 1.0.2)
[info]     +-org.scala-lang.modules:scala-xml_2.11:1.0.2 [S]
[info]     | +-org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.0 (evicted by: 2.11.2)
[info]     | +-org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.1 (evicted by: 2.11.2)
[info]     | 
[info]     +-org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.0 (evicted by: 2.11.2)


$ sbt dependency-graph

or provide lot of options.for more info sbt-dependency-graph

Enjoy with  sbt  projects !!!

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Solution for Riak 500 Internal Server Error

I am new to Riak and learning it. Few days ago, I got 500 Internal Server Error exception while inserting data in a Riak bucket. It was weird because I was able to insert same data in different bucket.
I tried to find out root cause, but didn’t get success. After beating my head whole day, I posted it on Roak forum and stackoverflow. I got a response that issue is related to precommit hook. But still I didn’t get solution.

I didn’t make any change in Riak setting. I was not able to understand how this precommit was defined with the bucket.

I tried to overwrite precommit property of my bucket. Like this:-

curl -X PUT -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"props":{"precommit":[]}}'

I tried again to insert data and got same error again.

[error] ! step error
[error]   RiakRetryFailedException: com.basho.riak.client.http.response.RiakResponseRuntimeException: 500 Internal Server Error<h1>Internal Server Error</h1>The server encountered an error while processing this request:<br><pre>{error,
[error]     {error,badarg,
[error]         [{erlang,iolist_to_binary,
[error]              [{hook_crashed,{riak_search_kv_hook,precommit,error,badarg}}],
[error]              []},
[error]          {wrq,append_to_response_body,2,[{file,"src/wrq.erl"},{line,215}]},
[error]          {riak_kv_wm_object,handle_common_error,3,
[error]              [{file,"src/riak_kv_wm_object.erl"},{line,1144}]},
[error]          {webmachine_resource,resource_call,3,
[error]              [{file,"src/webmachine_resource.erl"},{line,186}]},
[error]          {webmachine_resource,do,3,
[error]              [{file,"src/webmachine_resource.erl"},{line,142}]},
[error]          {webmachine_decision_core,resource_call,1,
[error]              [{file,"src/webmachine_decision_core.erl"},{line,48}]},
[error]          {webmachine_decision_core,accept_helper,1,
[error]              [{file,"src/webmachine_decision_core.erl"},{line,612}]},
[error]          {webmachine_decision_core,decision,1,
[error]              [{file,"src/webmachine_decision_core.erl"},{line,580}]}]}}</pre><P><HR><ADDRESS>mochiweb+webmachine web server</ADDRESS> (

I found one more solution. I added a file advanced.config, where riak.conf is located, and below property

    {riak_search, [{enabled, true}]}

I restarted riak. This time my problem was resolved. Now I am able to add data in bucket successfully.

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Knolx Session : Introduction To AGILE

In this presentation I am going to elaborate basics of Agile process and one of its Methodology , Scrum.

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Tutorial: AJAX calling in Play Framework 2.3.4

In this tutorial we will discuss about the following topics of AJAX calling in Play Framework 2.3.4:

  1. Generating a Javascript router
    1. Embedded router
    2. Router resource
  2. Use of Javascript router
    1. jQuery Ajax
    2. Success/Error handler for each router
    3. Single Success/Error handler for all routers

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Tutorial: Post Update on LinkedIn via Scribe using Scala

To post an Update on LinkedIn via your application, that is being built with Play 2.3.x, follow these steps ( this post summarizes the work done step by step).

1) Create a LinkedIn app (if you do not have one already)

Click here – LinkedIn’s Developer Quick Start Guide and create an app. Enter all the details including Site URL. The Site URL could be something like (but it should be a valid site URL). Also, select the rw_nus setting under the OAuth User Agreement section (otherwise you wont be able to post updates on LinkedIn).

Once you have saved this app, you will get API Key & Secret Key. Take a note of this API Key & Secret Key. We would use them in our code.

2) If you are using Play, then add the API Key, Secret Key & Context URL(Callback URL) in application.conf file.


3) Download a LinkedIn login image from linkedin.png & save it in “public/images” folder of app

4) Add following dependency in build.sbt (or Build.scala for Play 2.1.x or older versions)

"org.scribe" % "scribe" % "1.3.5"

5) Add following to routes file in conf folder

GET  /linkedin/login     controllers.LinkedInAPIController.linkedinLogin
GET  /linkedin/callback  controllers.LinkedInAPIController.linkedinCallback

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SCALA : Overriding the Default Numeric Type

In Scala, there are mainly 7 numeric types .These numeric types are Byte, Char, Double, Float,Int,Long, and Short. All numeric types are object.

Data ranges of Scala’s built-in numeric types are as follows :-


Above was the brief introduction of numeric data type .

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And you thought the App trait is just a convenient way of creating an executable Scala program

Ok,  Let’s start discussion about the App trait uses in our code segment. Here I will try to demonstrate some use cases for the better use of App trait in our Scala code. To read more about the App trait you can refer to the documentation here

Let’s go with our daily uses of App trait :)

Just want to print something on console:

object MainApp extends App { 
  println("Hello Scala!")

In the code above, we are inheriting the main method of App. We can do this also to print the same:

object MainApp {

  def main(args: Array[String]): Unit = {
    println("Hello Scala!");


Output for the both : Hello Scala!

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Tutorial #1: Getting started with Play Framework 2.3.4

In this blog we would set up the development environment with Play and Eclipse which would drive us through rest of the tutorial series.  We would be running this blog as a series and we would be looking at various aspects of play with this blog.

In this tutorial we will discuss about the following topics of Play Framework:

  • Installing Play
  • New application
  • Layout of Play application
  • Play console
  • Setting-up Eclipse

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Map reduce with Akka and Scala: The famous word count

After working for around a decade with Java and family, recently i tried my hands with Scala and Akka. Yes! changing taste buds is not at all easy. But working with Scala is fun!  Prior to this, every time when i start on building some APIs, First thing which comes in my mind is

Number of java classes or beans. Honestly a POJO is never more than having getters and setters. (Do i need them?)

Scala just made it easy. Let’s see how!

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