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How to control your Android phone with a broken screen from adb

A few days ago I dropped my Nexus 4 on a parking lot. A few cracks in the screen and unfortunately I only was able to control the lower left quarter of the screen. Fortunately USB debugging was enabled (when it’s not, stop reading, this article won’t help you) and I was able to control my phone. All I needed was a factory reset so I’m able to sell my phone to someone who’s willing to pay for a screen repair.

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Categories: android, English, work Tags: ,

The Cargo Daemon – For ‘intense’ redeployments with Maven

When you’re doing continuous integration with frequent redeployments you might run into out of memory errors or some things that won’t unload properly. The Cargo daemon will solve this for you. Before reading any further you have to promise that this is no excuse to skip testing for memory leaks!
In this article I will explain how to deploy multiple applications in a Tomcat container including some jdbc-drivers. I will use the cargo-maven2-plugin since this is the easiest option when using Jenkins (or any other ci-environment).

I won’t go too deep into all the configuration options since the manual is pretty good. I just want to get you up and running a bit faster.

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