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Simulating Data with the Splunk Event Generator

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Simulating Data with the Splunk Event Generator

While installing a new app to your Splunk search head can usually be considered a rather benign action, sometimes the introduction of a TA on your forwarders and indexers requires more attention.  This is commonly the case, especially if your production environment is guarded by change control.   The problem is that without the data generated

Passwords: Sharks Can Smell a Breach a Mile Away

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Passwords: Sharks Can Smell a Breach a Mile Away

2013 is not shaping up to be a banner year for Internet security. 2012 saw data breaches like 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes leaked, 420,000 member accounts from social network Formspring, Yahoo! Voices more than 400,000 usernames and passwords, 1.5 million passwords from the online dating site eHarmony. Twitter is the latest system to suffer

WebCenter Sites CSDT tip: Recommended Order of @ALL_ASSETS for Error-free Imports

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WebCenter Sites CSDT tip: Recommended Order of @ALL_ASSETS for Error-free Imports

As anyone who has worked with Oracle WebCenter Sites “Content Server Development Tools” (CSDT) already knows, the import process can get a little “tricky”, especially when trying to import “@ALL_ASSETS”. Regardless if you’re operating from the command line or via Eclipse’s CSDT plug-in, there are inevitable errors that occur because of the complexity of certain

Packing Passwords

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Packing Passwords

A common problem faced at the workplace and at home is finding a way to securely store your passwords.  With people like “Anonymous” and identity thieves out there, gone are the days for scribbling passwords on post it notes (who would do such a thing?!?), or keeping word docs with your passwords listed on your

I, for one, Welcome our new JavaScript Overlords

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I, for one, Welcome our new JavaScript Overlords

You are probably most familiar with JavaScript as that sometimes useful, often quirky, client-side scripting language used on websites to enhance user interfaces and enable dynamic content. Wikipedia describes JavaScript as “dynamic, weakly typed and has first-class functions … a multi-paradigm language, supporting object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.” Fairly generic technical description there. Wikipedia

On meetings and coming together

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On meetings and coming together

It is hard to justify calling a meeting. Do all five of these people need to be here for the next hour? Are we brainstorming? Is something unclear? Brainstorming during a meeting is not always a good use of time. When is the last time that, when called upon, you were able to summon all

Using the Visualization Editor to Create a Dashboard in Splunk 4.3

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Using the Visualization Editor to Create a Dashboard in Splunk 4.3

Hello world!  This is my first blog post with Function1 and I hope you find it useful. This post will give you an idea of how simple it is to use the new Visualization Editor in Splunk 4.3 to create a dashboard. This neat new feature is great because it simplifies the dashboard and panel creation process

Cool Tools Part XVII: Heroku

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You know that we at Function1 can help you out with all of your Plumtree/AquaLogic/WebCenter needs. That’s not all we do though, and we hope to show you some of that on this blog. Recently, we were building an employee review site for a client. We made the decision to build it in Ruby on

Maintenance Night Peace of Mind

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If you work with the WCI Portal suite for any length of time, then I’m willing to bet that at some point you’ve run into the following situation: You deploy a change to your Development environment and everything looks great. The customer takes a look, is excited, and approves the change to go to production.

Everything Maven Part 2 – Twitter Portlet

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A few weeks ago I wrote about reasons why you might want to invest some time in learning and using maven: “Everything maven Part I”. Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get down into guts of maven. In this article, I’ll describe how you can use Maven to build and deploy a

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