Articles by Tom Hombergs

Feature Flags in Java with Togglz and LaunchDarkly

With feature flags, we can reduce the risk of rolling out software changes to a minimum. We deploy the software with the changes, but the changes are behind a deactivated feature flag.

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Start Clean!

As software developers, we’re painfully aware of technical debt. Usually, we curse our predecessors for taking shortcuts, making wrong decisions, and for just not working professionally in general.

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Book Notes: Measure What Matters

TL;DR: Read this Book, when… you want to be structured in goal-making and tracking you want to learn about what motivates people and what doesn’t you are interested in hearing stories about the goals of big and successful companies Book Facts Title: Measure What Matters Authors: John Doerr Word Count: ~ 62,000 (ca.

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Designing an AWS CDK Project with Java

In the article “Getting Started with AWS CDK”, we have already deployed a Spring Boot application to AWS with the CDK.

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Getting Started With Java: Build a Robot Arena

You are just beginning your programming career? Or you have dabbled a bit in programming but want to get into Java?

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Don’t Use the @Profile Annotation in a Spring Boot App!

With profiles, Spring (Boot) provides a very powerful feature to configure our applications. Spring also offers the @Profile annotation to add beans to the application context only when a certain profile is active.

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