startup

Marc Andreessen tweets concerns of high cash burn rates at startups

Andreessen Horowitz partner Marc Andreessen (also a founder of Netscape) recently released a series of 18 tweets regarding his concerns over cash burn rates at startups. He wrote his tweets as he agreed with a man named Bill Gurley, who told the Wall Street Journal that Silicon Valley “is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now.”

Here is the text from Mr. Andreessen’s 18 tweets:

How I started a multimillion dollar consulting firm

A friend of mine is currently unemployed, and as I've talked to her about ways to approach her situation, I'm reminded of how I started a consulting business named Mission Data.

How to populate sample data when a Play Framework application starts up

If you ever need an example of how to do something when a Play Framework application starts up, check out the Zentasks application in the Play distribution samples directory. You'll find the following code in the Global.scala file in the app subdirectory of the project. It shows how to use the onStart method of the Global object to populate some sample data when the Play Framework app starts up.

Here's the source code for that class:

Mac startup/login programs (startup items)

Mac startup/login programs FAQ: How do I set up a Mac program to automatically startup when I log in?

If you have a normal Mac application that you want to setup as a Mac startup program (also called a Mac "startup item"), the process is fairly simple, and I'll demonstrate the approach in this article. For other Mac applications, like a command line program, the approach is different, and I'll cover that in a separate article.

iPhone HTML apps - Using an app startup image (app splash screen)

iPhone HTML apps startup image FAQ: How do I set the startup image (splash screen) for my iPad or iPhone HTML app?

This quick blurb from the Apple developer documentation leads us to the answer:

On iOS, similar to native applications, you can specify a startup image that is displayed while your web application launches. This is especially useful when your web application is offline.

By default, a screenshot of the web application the last time it was launched is used. To set another startup image, add a "link" element to the webpage.

How to start a Mac in safe mode

Mac question: Something just went wrong, and I need to start my Mac (or iMac) in safe mode, or something like safe mode? Can this be done on a Mac?

Answer: Yes, Mac computers support a "safe mode" boot process. Here are the steps needed to start your Mac/iMac in safe mode:

A Tomcat startup script that deletes old log files before starting up

One thing I don't like about using Tomcat in development and test environments is that the log files tend to grow, eventually growing for days on end if you don't clean them out. Having all these old log files hanging around just makes it harder to debug development problems, so I like to delete them all every time I restart Tomcat.

What is the command to start a Glassfish server?

Question: What is the command to start a Glassfish server?

Answer: I use the following command to start my Glassfish server:

asadmin start-domain domain1

Although this command refers to starting domain1, at least in my case, it also serves to start the entire Glassfish server. I don't know how this works for multiple domains, but my guess is that if you start any one of your domains, you will start up your Glassfish server.