17 June, 2017

SBDF and STDF table viewer

As I mentioned in previous post - Rocket table supports not only SAS (.sas7bdat) files. It also supports SBDF (Spotfire Binary Data File) and STDF (Spotfire Text Data File) file formats. Now you do not have to have expensive Spotfire installed in your system. Just use Rocket table it is pretty fast and compact.

SAS table viewer

Couple of years ago I implemented viewer for SAS (.sas7bdat) files. It was SAS Table Explorer. Actually now it is not only viewer for SAS files, but it also supports other table formats. I decided to rename that application to Rocket Table and continue development under this new project.

27 May, 2017

Datasheets

I'm sharing datasheets related I have: http://xantorohara.github.io/datasheets They are related to Arduino boards, modules for Arduino and other hardware components.

06 February, 2017

Spring Boot plugin duplicates dependencies

Recently I found that Spring Boot Maven plugin duplicates some dependencies in the output war file. The problem with time-stamped snapshot dependencies (they have versions like "1.1-20170206.160055-1"). In this case Spring Boot plugin puts both "1.1-SNAPSHOT" and "1.1-20170206.160055-1" versions of jars. Like here:

demo-webapp-1.1-20170206.160055-1.war:\WEB-INF\lib\
                        demo-core-1.1-SNAPSHOT.jar 
                        demo-core-1.1-20170206.160055-1.jar 

This is not critical (application will work), but unpleasant.

The problem occurs with a Spring Boot Maven plugin version before 1.4.4. With 1.4.4 it works fine. So just switch plugin to the 1.4.4, even if you use are using an earlier version of Spring Boot.

<plugins>
    <plugin>
        <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
        <artifactId>spring-boot-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>1.4.4.RELEASE</version>
    </plugin>
...

After that it will keep only one file per dependency:

demo-webapp-1.1-20170206.160055-1.war:\WEB-INF\lib\
                        demo-core-1.1-SNAPSHOT.jar 

04 February, 2017

Install Arch linux in the VirtualBox

Precondition

  • you have boot into the newly created virtual machine from the Arch live iso

Make new single partition using whole disk space

parted --script /dev/sda mklabel msdos mkpart primary 0% 100% set 1 boot on print
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1

Choose a fast mirror

Edit /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file, move your preferred server to the top of the file

Install base system

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
pacstrap /mnt base
genfstab -p /mnt > /mnt/etc/fstab

Configure base system

arch-chroot /mnt
echo en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 >/etc/locale.gen
localegen
echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 >/etc/locale.conf
echo a1 >/etc/hostname
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC /etc/localtime
mkinitcpio -p linux
packman -S grub sudo mc bash-completion openssh

Configure network

ip link
systemctl enable dhcpcd@enp0s3.service
systemctl enable sshd.service

Create a user

useradd -m -g users -G wheel -s /bin/bash username
passwd username

Install boot loader

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
grub-install /dev/sda

Reboot

exit
umount /mnt
reboot

Enjoy your new Arch

Get Spring Boot sources

Very often it is helpful for me to look into the Spring sources in order to understand how some internals work. Of course it is pretty simple to automatically download and view sources using IDE (like IntelliJ IDEA). But sometimes I need just plain source files.

I get these files using "Maven Dependency Plugin" and this pom.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">

    <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
    <groupId>get-spring-boot-sources</groupId>
    <artifactId>get-spring-boot-sources</artifactId>
    <version>1</version>
    <packaging>pom</packaging>

    <parent>
        <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
        <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-parent</artifactId>
        <version>1.5.1.RELEASE</version>
    </parent>

    <dependencies>
        <!-- Spring Boot and Spring Framework libraries -->
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-web</artifactId>
        </dependency>
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-security</artifactId>
        </dependency>
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-jdbc</artifactId>
        </dependency>
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-data-jpa</artifactId>
        </dependency>
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-cache</artifactId>
        </dependency>

        <!-- My current needs -->
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.mybatis.spring.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>mybatis-spring-boot-starter</artifactId>
            <version>1.2.0</version>
        </dependency>

    </dependencies>

    <build>
        <plugins>
            <plugin>
                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
                <artifactId>maven-dependency-plugin</artifactId>
                <version>3.0.0</version>
                <executions>
                    <execution>
                        <goals>
                            <goal>unpack-dependencies</goal>
                        </goals>
                        <configuration>
                            <classifier>sources</classifier>
                            <outputDirectory>target</outputDirectory>
                            <includeGroupIds>
                                org.springframework,
                                org.springframework.boot,
                                org.mybatis,
                                org.mybatis.spring.boot
                            </includeGroupIds>
                            <useSubDirectoryPerArtifact>true</useSubDirectoryPerArtifact>
                        </configuration>
                    </execution>
                </executions>
            </plugin>
        </plugins>
    </build>
</project>

Using this command:

mvn process-sources

Source code will be downloaded into the target directory.

Just add another dependencies if you need.

Oracle LOB storage in row

Do you know how Oracle stores LOB data with "ENABLE STORAGE IN ROW" and "COMPRESS"/"NOCOMPRESS" options?

According to the Oracle documentation:

The maximum amount of LOB data stored in the row is the maximum VARCHAR2 size (4000). This includes the control information as well as the LOB value. If you indicate that the LOB should be stored in the row, once the LOB value and control information is larger than approximately 4000, then the LOB value is automatically moved out of the row.

Create test tablespaces and table:

-- DROP TABLESPACE XTEST_DAT INCLUDING CONTENTS AND DATAFILES;
-- DROP TABLESPACE XTEST_LOB INCLUDING CONTENTS AND DATAFILES;

CREATE TABLESPACE XTEST_DAT DATAFILE '/oracle_tablespaces/xtest_dat.dat' SIZE 10M AUTOEXTEND ON;
CREATE TABLESPACE XTEST_LOB DATAFILE '/oracle_tablespaces/xtest_lob.dat' SIZE 10M AUTOEXTEND ON;

CREATE TABLE xtest_text
(
  text CLOB
)
TABLESPACE XTEST_DAT
LOB (text) STORE AS SECUREFILE (
TABLESPACE XTEST_LOB ENABLE STORAGE IN ROW CHUNK 8192
NOCACHE LOGGING NOCOMPRESS KEEP_DUPLICATES
);

SQL for retrieving tablespaces size:

SELECT TABLESPACE_NAME, SUM(BYTES) BYTES
FROM USER_SEGMENTS
WHERE TABLESPACE_NAME LIKE 'XTEST_%'
GROUP BY TABLESPACE_NAME;

Rows generator:

-- INSERT INTO xtest_text VALUES ('1');
-- COMMIT;

DECLARE
  string CLOB;
  multiplier NUMBER:=1;
BEGIN
  FOR i IN 1..multiplier
  LOOP
    string:= string || dbms_random.string('A', 1000);
  END LOOP;

  FOR i IN 1..1000
  LOOP
    INSERT INTO xtest_text VALUES (string);
  END LOOP;
  COMMIT;
END;

Follow these steps:

  • run with multiplier = 1 to fill table with 1000 rows size of 1000 bytes
  • check tablespaces size
  • run with multiplier = 10 to fill table with 1000 rows size of 10000 bytes
  • check tablespaces size
  • run with multiplier = 5 to fill table with 1000 rows size of 5000 bytes
  • check tablespaces size

Actual results:

With NOCOMPRESS option:

Tablespace name Tablespace size Tablespace size Tablespace size Tablespace size
Inserted 1 row sizeof 1 byte + 1000 rows size of 1K + 1000 rows size of 10K + 1000 rows size of 5K
XTEST_LOB 196608 196608 20185088 27525120
XTEST_DAT 65536 2097152 2097152 2097152

All records size of 1K (with size less than 4000 bytes) are stored in the DAT tablespace. All records size of 10K and 5K (with size more than 4000 bytes) are in the LOB tablespace.

With COMPRESS option:

Tablespace name Tablespace size Tablespace size Tablespace size Tablespace size
Inserted 1 row sizeof 1 byte + 1000 rows size of 1K + 1000 rows size of 10K + 1000 rows size of 5K
XTEST_LOB 196608 196608 10747904 10747904
XTEST_DAT 65536 1048576 2097152 9437184

All records size of 1K (with size less than 4000 bytes) are stored in the DAT tablespace. All records size of 10K (with compressed size more than 4000 bytes) are in the LOB tablespace and partially in DAT. All records size of 5K (with compressed size less than 4000 bytes) are stored in the DAT tablespace.