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Welcome to Dan Vega’s Personal Website

Congratulations on making it to the very end of the Internet. This is the personal website of Dan Vega, a programmer from Cleveland OH. I love to write about programming, technology or whatever else is on my mind at the time. If others can come to this site and learn from my experiences then the cost of hosting this site is well worth it.

I have worked very hard to get to where I am as a programmer. While most people go home from work and relax I am constantly perfecting my trade. I am a big math nerd who loves a good algorithm and I love that there never is a single way to solve a problem in my line of work. If you would find out a lot more about who I am and what I do please feel free to visit my about page which goes into a lot more details.


Recent Posts

Practical Groovy by Peter Ledbrook

Practical Groovy by Peter Ledbrook

There is a new book on Groovy in the works called Practical Groovy. Peter Ledbrook is taking a stab into the world of self-publishing and for the time you can check it out for free. The initial drafts will be available on GitHub for free and so far I am really enjoying the content. I can't wait to see more of this book and wish Peter the best of luck with it. https://github.com/pledbrook/practical-groovy-public [...]
Vote For Grails 3 Support in IntelliJ

Vote For Grails 3 Support in IntelliJ

If you are a fan of IntelliJ like I am and would like to see Grails 3 officially supported then we need your help today. Please click here to head over and vote for this issues. It might not be obvious right away but I have highlighted in the screenshot below just where you vote for an issue on that page. [...]
Windows Kill Process By Port Number

Windows Kill Process By Port Number

In this short tutorial we will look at how to kill a process by port number on Windows. I am doing a lot of Java development these days and I have about 5 different applications that I may fire up during a day and because they all run on my local machine most of them use port 8080 by default. Once in awhile I will forget to kill an application. When I try and start another application I will receive this error.     If you need to kill a process manually on Windows its actually pretty easy. First fire up a command prompt a[...]
Layout from Instagram

Layout from Instagram

If you follow me at all you know that I recently started a YouTube channel. I realize that I need to stick to what I am good at and that happens to be programming, well at least I think so. So far it has been fun I have managed to grow my subscribers from 30 to 116 in a couple weeks. To make sure that I stick to this I want to try and mix up the channel and not stick to the same topic over and over. In an attempt to grow my subscribers I also want find a topic that is a little more mainstream. I have been an iOS user since version 3.0 and I [...]
Spring Boot Support In IntelliJ

Spring Boot Support In IntelliJ

The other day in my Introduction to Grails 3 screencast I briefly mentioned Spring Boot. With Grails 3 being built on top of Spring Boot it doesn't hurt to learn a little about Spring Boot. Since IntelliJ is already my IDE of choice when it comes to pretty much anything I am working on these days I was excited to see that it now supports Spring Boot. Below is a screencast that was created by JetBrains, the creators of IntelliJ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=185&v=IUb52gHQGLE[...]
Creating and Running Your First Grails 3 App

Creating and Running Your First Grails 3 App

In this screencast we continue our Grails 3 Introduction and look at creating and running your first application. We talk about  how to create your first application and the different options you have when doing so. We also look at some of the command line features that Grails interactive mode gives us as well as importing your new application into IntelliJ and running it. This is a great starting place for those new to Grails 3.0+ or those brand new to the Grails Framework. Grails Download Docs: https://grails.org/download.html GVM Screenc[...]
Wireless Bets Headphones

Wireless Bets Headphones

A while back I was asked everyone and anyone for suggestions on wireless headphones. I have been in the market for a pair of wireless headphones for a long time and it was finally time to make the plunge. I wanted these for mainly working out and running. I run a lot inside during the winter on a treadmill and having that cord dangling around is just no fun. I have also been on the quest to have that run in the spring and summer where I don't have a strap on my arm and a cord hanging around and I think I am finally there. While there were ma[...]