Articles by Tom Hombergs

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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Optimize Your Dev Loop with Spring Boot Dev Tools

What are you doing when you’ve made a change to a Spring Boot app and want to test it? You probably restart it and go get a coffee or swipe through your Twitter feed until it’s up and running again.

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The AWS Journey Part 4: Zero-Downtime Deployment with CloudFormation and ECS

The AWS Journey Part 4: Zero-Downtime Deployment with CloudFormation and ECS

The AWS journey started with deploying a Spring Boot application in a Docker container manually and we continued with automatically deploying it with CloudFormation and connecting it to an RDS database instance.

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