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A way to personal and software fitness

Hi there! My name is Sargon Benjamin. I'm a software engineer by day, aspiring fitness freak by other times in the day, and this is my website. I live in the California Bay Area. This site hosts my musings on software, test automation, and some things fitness related. Software quality has many parallels with the world of obstacle course racing (uphill battles, muddy terrain, gritty challenges)

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Generating Flame Graph for Java App

Generating Flame Graph for Java App

Profiling is good. Errrrm, it's good for debugging the performance and runtime of a Java app, in particular the functions that the CPU spends most of its cycles in. We recently had a customer filed bug where CPU usage for a particular java based process would rise...

Spartan Races and MapR Dataware

Spartan Races and MapR Dataware

I’m a Spartan racer and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) enthusiast! And.... I work at MapR. Since data matters in sports performance, I pondered if we could combine the power of both Spartan and MapR to create an epic data experience. The first goal was: “As a Spartan...

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In learning, you will teach. And in teaching, you will learn.

A focused dev community, interested in learning about fitness and software.

If you’d like to contribute, please reach out and let me know what your interests are.

Code Quality

QA, Testing, Automation


Here’s some of our work

Leadership Ideas

Team management, leadership book lists


Big Data, Database Designs, No-SQL

Health & Fitness

We’re OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) enthusiasts. Think “Spartan” races.


Javascript, ReactJS, Node, Express, EJS


These articles are step by step walkthroughs. Just follow the yellow brick road!

Apps & Games

Made some mobile apps in the past, mainly Assyrian related.