Testing SOAP services using pingdom

This post gives half the answer I needed to test SOAP services . The other half of the answer was to override the default Content-Type HTTP header added by pingdom (Check the 11th point in the Optional Parameters section).

To override the header, just add one with a blank space. This worked for me and may be for you too.

Also another thing I had to do while testing web services developed using Apache Axis (I don't know which version), is that I had to specify a SOAPAction header with the value "" (The value is 2 double quotes, not an empty value)

Generally, you need successfully send a POST request to the service and find out what HEADER you are missing (i.e. to add it) or adding (i.e. to remove it). You can use SOAP UI to do that. But SOAP UI doesn't show sent HEADER by default, so you'll need to download TCPMon (Which records and displays communications), start it, and let it proxy connections on a specific port, then configure SOAP UI to use that port as a pro…

Useful Java VM options

Display possible java options:java -X

Display java default values:java -XX:+PrintFlagsFinal -version

What plugins to install after installing Eclipse Luna for J2EE developers

This list shall be extended as time goes by ISA


maven-dependency-plugin (goals "copy-dependencies", "unpack") is not supported by m2e.

Download this file and save it somewhere on your disk.In Eclipse/Preferences/Maven/Lifecycle Mappings dialog, click the Browse button and select the file you just saved.While focusing on your project. (i.e. Clicking it), press Alt+F5. This will refresh your project in Eclipse. This error should be ignored now.

Things to do after installing M2E (Maven integration) on Eclipse

Open Window > PreferencesOpen Maven > ArchetypesClick 'Add Remote Catalog' and add the following:Catalog File: Maven CatalogThis is to add numerous archetypes in Maven's catalog so you would be able to create a project based on any of these archetypes.

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.6 BETA has been released for selected products

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.6 BETA has been released for Windows® & Linux®.

What's new?:Windows:
    • Performance improvements
    • AMD Eyefinity enhancements
    • AMD Mantle enhancementsLinux:
    • Ubuntu 14.04 support
    • Install improvements
    • Package & distribution generation options
Windows 8.0 users should upgrade to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta.

AMD Catalyst™ driver 14.6 BETA is for AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series Graphics products or higher.

For windows users: Link
For Linux users: Link

JDO error: Specified enum getter-by-value for field...

Specified enum getter-by-value for field ... gave an error on extracting the enum so just using the ordinal : null

This is a very vague message that could occur due to a very common mistake. Which is writing your enum getter-by-value or value-getter methods to accept or return numbers that aren't of the type "short"
I don't know if there is a way to bypass this restriction.