JavaDocs Source Samples That Don’t Suck

JavaDoc source code embeds suck! I love JavaDoc but it didn’t age well. When you work with other tools (e.g. in the Microsoft world) suddenly the embedded samples look amazing and “search” functionality is just built in! Why can’t we have that? JDK 9 is introducing new support for search but source embeds can be so much better and are ...

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JavaOne 2015: Prepare For JDK 9 – [email protected]

JavaOne 2015 saw a series of talks by the Project Jigsaw team about modularity in Java 9. They are all very interesting and full of valuable information and I urge every Java developer to watch them. Beyond that I want to give the community a way to search and reference them, so I summarize them here: Prepare For JDK 9 ...

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The Short History of CI/CD Tools

Jenkins (forked from Hudson after a dispute with Oracle) has been around for a long time and established itself as the leading platform for the creation of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery/deployment (CD) pipelines. The idea behind it is that we should create jobs that perform certain operations like building, testing, deploying, and so on. Those jobs should be ...

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Reactive Database Access – Part 3 – Using jOOQ with Scala, Futures and Actors

We’re very happy to continue our a guest post series on the jOOQ blog by Manuel Bernhardt. In this blog series, Manuel will explain the motivation behind so-called reactive technologies and after introducing the concepts of Futures and Actors use them in order to access a relational database in combination with jOOQ. Manuel Bernhardt is an independent software consultant with ...

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Java EE 8 MVC: Working with query parameters

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In the previous post about the new Java EE MVC Framework we had a detailed look on Controllers. In this and the following posts we will see how to access various types of request data in MVC Controllers. Java EE MVC makes heavy use of JAX-RS and most of the things we will see in this and the next posts ...

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Mimicking Kotlin Builders in Java and Python

Intro Kotlin is probably my favorite language right now, and possibly one of the coolest things it has to offer is type-safe builders, built upon several features (explained in a bit). I find myself really really wanting to have this feature in my other two primary languages, Java and Python. This article explains what I believe to be the closest ...

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Premature Microservices

Building your app from the very start as microservices is not a great idea! Their deployment is complex – regardless of how good your microservices infra is. They create boundaries in your application that resist change. Software applications are complex systems and complex systems are grown not designed. In order to grow an efficient system – we must allow it ...

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Create a Slack Docker proxy in Go – Part 1

Last year I had the opportunity to work with lots of cool tools and technologies. A couple of those were go, slack and docker. We pretty much use slack for all our communication, and are slowly adding more and more integrations to slack to get information from various build and runtime tools. In our environment we’ve got a number of ...

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