Java code snippet: Enumeration to return String value

I probably should be adding this kind of stuff on GitHub, but I’m lazy. 🙂

public enum TokenType {


    private String tokenType;

    TokenType(String tokenType) {
        this.tokenType = tokenType;

    public String getTokenType() {
        return tokenType;

    public boolean isTicket() {
        return this == TICKET;

    public boolean isValidType() {
        return this == TICKET;

    public static TokenType getByTokenType(String tokenType) {
        String safeTokenType = (tokenType != null) ? tokenType.toLowerCase().trim() : "";

        for (TokenType tt : values()) {
            if (tt.getTokenType().equals(safeTokenType)) {
                return tt;

        return UNKNOWN;

    public boolean isUnknown() {
        return this == UNKNOWN;

Bash script to check health checks of multiple servers

I had to check over 20 servers to verify they were updated with a new build. The servers had a health check page that had this information along with whether the server was up-and-running. I wrote this quick-and-dirty bash script to do just that. 

for i in jetson1 jetson4; do for j in {1..10}; do curl -igX GET "http://app$j.tpa.$i.coresys.tmcs:8080/health/heartbeat"; done; done | grep -E '1.4.37' | grep -E "Overall Status: Success" | wc -l<br>

Hope this helps someone. Cheers!

My custom bash prompt

I wanted more information in my bash prompt, such as date/time and the directory I was in.  Here’s what it looks like:


And this is what I added in my ~/.bash_profile:

PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\d \T &gt; \[$(tput sgr0)\]\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\] : \[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\n\$ '

Run source ~/.bash_profile and enjoy. 🙂

BTW, there’s also a website that you can use to create your own:

Mongo DB: Iterate through a MongoCollection

This is specifically for Mongo 3.x, where MongoCollection is preferred over DBCollection. Adding for personal archiving.

MongoCollection<Document> mongoCollection =
            getMongoCollection(databaseName, collectionName);

        FindIterable<Document> documents =
            mongoCollection.find(eq(COLUMN, "lastName"))

        for (Document document : documents) {