Tom Hombergs

As a professional software engineer, consultant, architect, general problem solver, I've been practicing the software craft for more fifteen years and I'm still learning something new every day. I love sharing the things I learned, so you (and future me) can get a head start. That's why I founded reflectoring.io.

Articles by Tom Hombergs

Laws and Principles of Software Development

In discussions around software development, it’s almost impossible to avoid quoting a law or two. “This won’t work because of ‘The Law of X’!

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Zero Downtime Database Changes with Feature Flags - Step by Step

Whenever we make a change in our database schema, we also have to make a change in the code that uses that database schema.

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Read Intentionally

How many words are you reading every day? As a software developer, I read a lot. And I’m pretty sure that I should read even more.

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Make it Easy

We like telling other people that we’re working hard. Hard work gains us respect. We just have to push through to get the results we want.

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Saving Time with Structured Logging

Logging is the ultimate resource for investigating incidents and learning about what is happening within your application. Every application has logs of some type.

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Validation with Spring Boot - the Complete Guide

Bean Validation is the de-facto standard for implementing validation logic in the Java ecosystem. It’s well integrated with Spring and Spring Boot.

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