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

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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The AWS Journey Part 2: Deploying a Docker Image with AWS CloudFormation

In the first article of my AWS Journey, we deployed a Docker image via the AWS web console. While this works fine, it includes manual work and doesn’t provide fine-grained control over the network and other resources we might need.

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Building a Robust SQS Client with Spring Boot

I mistrust tools and products that have the word “simple” in their name. This was also the case when I had First Contact with AWS’s “Simple Queue Service” or SQS.

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Book Notes: The Nature of Software Development

TL;DR: Read this Book, when… you’re a manager, you don’t know much about software development and want to learn about agile software development you haven’t worked in an agile manner before and want to know the key methods you have worked in an agile manner before and want some re-affirmation that you’re doing the right thing Book Facts Title: The Nature of Software Development Author: Ron Jeffries Word Count: ~ 20.

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