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What is Upstream and Downstream in Software Development?

3 minute read (683 words)

Wondering about what upstream and downstream means in the context of software development? This articles discusses several usages of these words and defines two simple rules to identify what is upstream and what is downstream in every context.

Build Once, Run Anywhere: Externalize Your Configuration

6 minute read (1341 words)

Software that does more than a “hello world” usually needs to be configured in some way or another in order to function in a certain environment. This article explains why this configuration must not be part of the software itself and explores som...

3 Use Cases Where Structured Log Data Really Helps

5 minute read (1199 words)

Log data should contain more than just text. This article discusses some example use cases where adding structured properties to log events helps when debugging. Get inspired to use structured logging in your own use cases!

5 Good Reasons to Use a Log Server

7 minute read (1420 words)

Logging to files and analyzing them by hand is not the way to go anymore. This article explains the reasons why a log server is the way to go for collecting and analyzing log data.

Microservice Communication Patterns

6 minute read (1375 words)

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REST with Hypermedia - Hot or Not?

7 minute read (1462 words)

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book-review

cdc

howto

java

Digital Signature in Java

5 minute read (1116 words)

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A Random pitfall

2 minute read (528 words)

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logging

meta

musings

spring-boot

Paging with Spring Boot

11 minute read (2251 words)

An in-depth look at the paging support provided by Spring Data for querying Spring Web MVC controllers and Spring Data repositories.

Unit Testing with Spring Boot

8 minute read (1610 words)

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to build testable Spring beans and get to know the tools that Spring Boot by default imports for writing maintainable unit tests.

Modularizing a Spring Boot Application

5 minute read (1093 words)

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Serializing LocalDate to JSON in Spring Boot

1 minute read (336 words)

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testing

Why You Should Enforce 100% Code Coverage*

6 minute read (1251 words)

Everyone knows that aiming for 100% code coverage is bullshit. This article re-defines code coverage to make 100% a meaningful and worthwhile goal.

tools

Skipping a CI Build for non-code changes

2 minute read (484 words)

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Publishing Open Source Releases to JCenter and Maven Central

5 minute read (1114 words)

For your open source projects to be accessible, it’s worthwile to publish them to JCenter and / or Maven Central. This article explains how to publish a release from your Bintray repository to JCenter and Maven Central.

Autostart for your Spring Boot Application

2 minute read (440 words)

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Publishing Open Source Snapshots with Gradle

5 minute read (1051 words)

One of the most fulfilling things in open source development is getting feedback from your users. This article shows how to publish snapshots of your Java projects to oss.jfrog.org to enable your users to give feedback early.

Publishing Open Source Releases with Gradle

7 minute read (1414 words)

When working on an open source Java project, you always come to the point where you want to share your work with the developer community. This article gives a step-by-step guide on how to publish your artifacts Bintray.

Lazy Evaluation of Gradle Properties

3 minute read (627 words)

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A Guide to Formatting Code Snippets in Javadoc

5 minute read (1123 words)

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Accessing a Spring Data REST API with Feign

3 minute read (764 words)

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Locking transitive Dependencies with NPM

2 minute read (507 words)

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OpenID Connect

4 minute read (955 words)

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Modeling Git Commits with Neo4j

5 minute read (1117 words)

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Tool-based Database Refactoring

2 minute read (589 words)

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Github’s Fork & Pull Workflow for Git Beginners

5 minute read (1043 words)

If you are new to Git and/or GitHub, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the different workflow models you can use. This post explains the basic fork and pull workflow model that is used on a lot of GitHub repositories.