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

Articles by Tom Hombergs

Reflectoring Review 2020 - Being Serious About Passive Income

It’s the time of the year again to look back at what I have achieved in the last year and to look forward to what I want to achieve in the upcoming year.

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Book Notes: Make Time

TL;DR: Read this Book, when… you want to make time for important things you want to replace busyness with meaningful tasks you want to try out a framework to change your defaults (habits) Book Facts Title: Make Time Authors: Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky Word Count: ~ 60.

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Building Reusable Mock Modules with Spring Boot

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a codebase that is cut into loosely coupled modules, with each module having a dedicated set of responsibilities?

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Book Notes: Pragmatic Thinking & Learning

TL;DR: Read this Book, when… you want to become a more structured learner you need some tips and tricks on tapping your creativity you want to become more self-aware of your proficiency Book Facts Title: Pragmatic Thinking & Learning Authors: Andy Hunt Word Count: ~ 80.

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Managing Multiple JDK Installations With jEnv

As developers, we’re often working on different codebases at the same time. Especially in environments with microservices, we may be switching codebases multiple times a day.

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Book Notes: Essentialism

TL;DR: Read this Book, when… you feel you’re busy, but not productive you’re stretched thin between many different commitments you need arguments to say “no” to the next person asking you to do something Book Facts Title: Essentialism Authors: Greg McKeown Word Count: ~ 90.

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