Portugal na vanguarda da democracia do século XXI

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É sobre colocar a tecnologia ao serviço das pessoas, dos portugueses, da democracia que vos venho falar hoje. Antes de mais há 40 anos deram-nos a democracia e a liberdade. Podemos estar descontentes com o rumo que a democracia tomou, mas todos devemos estar eternamente gratos a quem lutou e morreu para que hoje tivéssemos essa liberdade. Muito obrigado. Ofereceram-nos uma ferramenta – a democracia – mas não nos disseram como usá-la. Não é perfeita, há maneiras de a aperfeiçoar.

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(Too) Nice guys finish last

Can a person be too nice? Yes, and you should stop being that person… unless you want to be a saint, but in that case you can’t have a girl.

You know what you’re also being? Fake. And if you’re trying that hard that’s because she doesn’t notice you. Probably you’re attracted to that girl for the wrong reasons. Probably she’s one of those barbie girls that enters the room and makes all boys drool, and you’re just one of those boys. Look at her, enjoy the sight, carry on.

“Leagues” do exist, so play on yours. Don’t search for the perfect girl, look for a girl that fits you, that complements you.

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Can a person be too nice? Yes, and you should stop being that person… unless you want to be a saint, but in that case you can’t have a girl. Problem solved.

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Upgrading your Play app to a newer version

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Let’s assume you have an existing app using Play! 2.1.A and a 2.1.B version was released. You want to update your environment to use that new release. Note: This tutorial was tested to be working with 2.1.* versions; A and B are two arbitrary numbers.

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Running and debugging your Play app

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Running locally

  • play run will start the local (Netty) server and your app will be available at localhost:9000.
  • play ~run will start the local server and reload it automatically every time you change a file of you app, that way you don’t need to hit refresh (F5) on your browser.
  • Useful tip: If you don’t want to have to worry about applying evolutions each time you restart Play, add applyEvolutions.your_database_name=true to your application.conf file. For instance, considering the default database, you should add applyEvolutions.default=true.

Debugging using Eclipse

  1. First you must start the Play! app in debug mode by executing the command play debug run.
  2. On Eclipse add your breakpoints as you would normally do.
  3. Then go to Run > Debug Configurations... and double-click Remote Java Application. This will add a new configuration.
  4. On Connect tab, find Connection properties and change Port to 9999.
  5. On Common tab, check Debug so that it later appears below the Debug icon. Click Apply. Click Debug.

That’s it! Check this video for a live explanation.