Tom Hombergs

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

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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The AWS Journey Part 3: Connecting a Spring Boot Application to an RDS Instance with CloudFormation

The AWS Journey Part 3: Connecting a Spring Boot Application to an RDS Instance with CloudFormation

The AWS journey started with deploying a Spring Boot application in a Docker container manually. In the previous episode, we then automated the deployment with CloudFormation.

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Book Notes: Accelerate

TL;DR: Read this Book, when… you want to know what makes software teams (and their companies) successful you need arguments for moving towards DevOps you are interested in the science behind a survey Book Facts Title: Accelerate Authors: Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim Word Count: ~ 55.

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