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OpenID Connect

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Digital Signature in Java

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A Random pitfall

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3 Use Cases Where Structured Log Data Really Helps

5 minute read (1184 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 (1405 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.

methodology

microservices

musings

What is Upstream and Downstream in Software Development?

3 minute read (670 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.

opensource

Publishing Open Source Releases to JCenter and Maven Central

5 minute read (1099 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.

Publishing Open Source Snapshots with Gradle

5 minute read (1036 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

6 minute read (1399 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.

Github’s Fork & Pull Workflow for Git Beginners

5 minute read (1028 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.

operations

Build Once, Run Anywhere: Externalize Your Configuration

6 minute read (1318 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...

spring

spring-boot

testing

Why You Should Enforce 100% Code Coverage*

6 minute read (1238 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.

tip

Build Once, Run Anywhere: Externalize Your Configuration

6 minute read (1318 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...

Why You Should Enforce 100% Code Coverage*

6 minute read (1238 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.

3 Use Cases Where Structured Log Data Really Helps

5 minute read (1184 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 (1405 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.

tools