Developers, Developers, Developers! Maksim Sorokin IT Blog

9Jun/10Off

Why IzPack?

At some point instead of shipping a product to a customer and doing some postconfigurations afterwards one decides to create an installer, which would handle all the process. Of course, having an installer is not an easy task -- installer needs to be changed along with your product. Testing the installer and supporting uninstallation are not trivial tasks as well..

23May/10Off

Memory Leak in Haskell During File Read 3

Problem described in previous two posts (1 2) has finally been fully understood and solved. Guys from #haskell channel on freenode IRC servers pointed me to the problem.

The thing is that

26Feb/10Off

How We Upgraded Our VMware

We have just finished upgrading our VMware -- vCenter Server, ESX on our hosts and virtual machines to the forth version. We expected to spend all weekend on this, but it turned out we managed to upgrade in just about 5-6 hours! And that is without any previous serious experience with VMware! Well, yes, we have only two hosts, no cluster and just about 20-25 active virtual machines. But anyway. We had some problems on our way, but generally installation was not that complicated.