Conditionally import assets in ember-cli-build.js

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to drop another quick post about how to conditionally import assets in ember-cli-build.js. I needed to do that in order to make ember-cli-page-object work in development mode.

Apparently there’s already an issue open on github about this situation, but since it’s a solution for the addon and not the user, I’m going to add it here (until a PR lands you have to do this). Since the ember-cli-build.js file is a regular javascript file you can simply drop these lines on it.

// ember-cli-build.js

if (!app.isProduction) {

app.isProduction is a variable defined in ember-cli/lib/broccoli/ember-app, not entirely sure if it’s public API but it gets the job done.

Happy coding!

Passing arguments with spaces from a bash script to another script.

Hi Guys,

Very quick “Today I Learned” snippet. If you want to pass arguments, that have spaces, in a bash script to another script (in my case I wanted to pass the arguments passed from a bash script to a java class) do the following in the bash file:

#Content from the

java MyClass “$@”

This will pass all arguments the bash script received to the Java class. So if you invoke the script as:

./ argument1 “argument two”

Then in your Java program you can do:

public static void main(String[] args) {

     String arg1 = args[0] // “argument1”

    String arg2 = args[1] // “argument two”


Do remember that the argument with spaces must be enclosed in quotes.

Happy coding.

Add New Relic in Heroku using Play 2 (Java) Application

Installing New Relic in Heroku using a Play 2.4.x (Java) Application

Hi guys, just wanted to write a small post about installing New Relic on a Play Framework App (version 2.4.x) in Heroku. I struggled a bit with some of the instructions I found through the internet (including Heroku’s and New Relic’s).

What I did to make it work:

Install the New Relic Addon through Heroku’s interface

New Relic Installation Screen

New Relic Installation Screen

This will install the add-on and configure somethings for you (like environment variables). If you do `heroku config` you’l see the following variables:

  • NEW_RELIC_LOG:               stdout

In order for the addon to work you need to enable it’s Java agent, by adding the dependencies to your build.sbt file:

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(

  //Your other dependencies

  “” % “newrelic-agent” % “3.25.0”,

   “” % “newrelicapi” % “3.25.0”


Notice that at the time of writing ( 20/02/2016 – February 20th ) the latest version of the agent is 3.25. You should always check the latest version at maven central and use that.

Now you need the “newrelic.yml” configuration file. You can download when you configure your account in new relic. Once you go to your New Relic account page you’ll see the following screen : Choose “Java”.

new_relic-1After you choose Java, the next screen will show this:


Click the “Download the Java agent” button. This will download a zip file with the java agent and the newrelic.yml file. My suggestion is copy the newrelic.yml file to the Play Framework’s conf directory ( conf/newrelic.yml ).

Add all the changes to git, and push to heroku.

git add build.sbt

git add conf/newrelic.yml

git commit -m ‘Add new relic addon’

git push heroku master

Now you only to configure the environment variables to run the agent.

heroku config:set JAVA_OPTS=”Xmx334m -Xss512k -XX:+UseCompressedOops -javaagent:target/universal/stage/lib/ -Dnewrelic.config.file=conf/newrelic.yml

Now, I’m not sure if target/universal/stage/lib/ will be the same throughout time, but if you get errors like “cannot open zip file” or “cannot read manifest” I suggest you do the following in your terminal:

heroku run bash

Once inside the web dyno, look around and find where the new-relic jar file is and point the environment variable to it.

Hopefully, that’s all you need. I did encounter other issues, but mostly related by not having the newrelic.yml file in the right place (or not having the configuration pointing to the right place).