About Rafal Borowiec

Rafal is an IT specialist with about 8 years of commercial experience, specializing in software testing and quality assurance, software development, project management and team leadership. He is currently holding a position of a Team Leader at Goyello where he is mainly responsible for building and managing teams of professional developers and testers. He is also responsible for maintaining relations with customers and acquiring new ones, mainly through consultancy. He believes in Agile project management and he is a big fan of technology, especially Java related (but not limited too). He likes sharing knowledge about software development and practices, through his blog (blog.codeleak.pl) and Twitter (@kolorobot) but also on internal and external events like conferences or workshops.

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Parsing a file with Stream API in Java 8

Streams are everywhere in Java 8. Just look around and for sure you will find them. It also applies to java.io.BufferedReader. Parsing a file in Java 8 with Stream API is extremely ...
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Spice up your test code with custom assertions

Inspired by the @tkaczanowski talk during GeeCON conference I decided to have a closer look at custom assertions with AssertJ library. In my ‘Dice’ game I created a ‘Chance’ ...
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HOW-TO: Quartz Scheduler with Clustering in JEE application with MySQL

Quartz Scheduler is one of the most popular scheduling library in Java world. I had worked with Quartz mostly in Spring applications in the past. Recently, I have been investigating ...
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Spring MVC and Thymeleaf: how to acess data from templates

In a typical Spring MVC application, @Controller classes are responsible for preparing a model map with data and selecting a view to be rendered. This model map allows for the complete ...
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HOW-TO: Spring Boot and Thymeleaf with Maven

Spring Boot is a great piece of software allowing you to bootstrap Spring application within a few seconds. And it really works. As little configuration as possible to get started. ...
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Yet another way to handle exceptions in JUnit: catch-exception

There are many ways of handling exceptions in JUnit (3 ways of handling exceptions in JUnit. Which one to choose?, JUnit ExpectedException rule: beyond basics). In this post I will ...
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CSRF protection in Spring MVC, Thymeleaf, Spring Security application

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack which forces an end user to execute unwanted actions on a web application in which he/she is currently authenticated. Preventing CSRF ...
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JUnit ExpectedException rule: beyond basics

There are different ways of handling exceptions in JUnit tests. As I wrote in one of my previous posts, my preferable way is using org.junit.rules.ExpectedException rule. Basically, ...
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HOW-TO: Test dependencies in a Maven project (JUnit, Mockito, Hamcrest, AssertJ)

JUnit itself is not enough for most of today’s Java projects. You also need a mocking library, maybe something else. In this mini HOW-TO I present the test dependencies you can ...
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Configure favicon.ico in Spring MVC based application

Favicon is an icon (favicon.ico) associated with your website. Not every website is using favicon though. But most browsers do not care about it and they make request for it anyways. ...
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