Macrium Reflect is free Windows 10 system disk cloning software

Macrium Reflect is truly free software for cloning a Windows 10 system drive. Requires registration to download and run the software, but doesn’t appear to cost anything. Had to run through a few utilities that straight up lied about being free before finding Macrium Reflect. So I wanted to give the software props for not just being a free disk cloning utility, but a great one that’s truly free. (I’m writing this post on the machine that’s using the newly cloned disk.)

PC World seems to agree.

Autowiring Property Files using Spring

It’s often the case that credentials and URLs of external services need to be accessible in your application. These values can’t be stored in your version control for security reasons. One solution is to put the values in a Java properties file, store only a template for that file in your version control, and put the actual properties file on your installed instance.

Here’s how to access the properties file values in your Java code using Spring configuration:

@Configuration
@PropertySource("classpath:that-api.properties")
public class ThatApiProperties {

    @Value("${login}")
    private String login;

    @Value("${password}")
    private String password;

    @Value("${uri}")
    private String uri;

    public String getLogin() {
        return this.login;
    }

    public String getPassword() {
        return this.password;
    }

    public String getUri() {
        return this.uri;
    }
}

The properties file for this example needs to be in your project directory in the following subdirectory:

src/main/resources/that-api-TEMPLATE.properties

During your build process, you’ll create a version of this file with the sensitive values plugged in and save it to

src/main/resources/that-api.properties