I am a technologist and entrepreneur. I have specialized in ATG/Oracle eCommerce for the last 25 years, and am a Java/J2EE Architect. I am one of three founders of Spark::red a premium ATG Managed Hosting provider (now part of the Pivotree family). Eleven years ago we were three guys in a coffee shop, we grew to well over 30 people and host sites for the Fortune 1000. I also created 10MinuteMail, a simple and secure temporary e-mail provider which gets about 3.5 million page views a month. I recently started Black Magic Consulting to enable me to help companies, large and small, with improving efficiency and automation via technology. I also have several other projects in the very early stages, so stay tuned!
- Introducing the New and Improved Spring User FrameworkHello, fellow developers! II am thrilled to announce my significant improvements and the addition of new features to the Spring User Framework, a project I have been passionately working on. I initially announced it close to two years ago. It’s an exciting moment to share… Read more: Introducing the New and Improved Spring User Framework
- Bedrock API Authentication Made Me Quit My ProjectExplore AWS Bedrock API, a direct competitor to OpenAI with Generative AI LLMaaS, and the implications of its Signature v4 authentication method. This article delves into the complexities and potential developer challenges posed by AWS’s security-focused approach, highlighting the importance of simplicity and documentation in developer adoption.
- Simple Wufoo Style Form Handling Using AWSHello fellow techies, I am excited to share my latest open source project – an innovative Web Form Submission Application built with TypeScript and deployed using AWS CDK. This application is designed as a simple system for form submissions from your website, storing the data… Read more: Simple Wufoo Style Form Handling Using AWS