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A Simple Web App with Spring Boot, Spring Security and Stormpath – in 15 Minutes


Building Identity Management, including authentication and authorization? Try Stormpath! Our REST API and robust Java SDK support can eliminate your security risk and can be implemented in minutes. Sign up, and never build auth again! UPDATE: We recently released a revision to our Stormpath Spring Security integration. You no longer have to inherit from a special Stormpath security configurer adapter. ...

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4 Amazing Courses to Boost your Programming Career


Being a software developer today means that you need to stay ahead of the technology trends and always be acquiring new skills. This is the most effective way to advance your career and enjoy the rewards that come with that (monetary, emotional etc.). For this reason, we have hand-picked 4 top-notch courses we are certain you will enjoy. At the ...

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Things Geeks Should Know About LinkedIn


As much as LinkedIn seems to be turning into the worst parts of Facebook, flooded with tired memes that include phrases like “Only geniuses will get this math problem correct” or “Don’t scroll past without saying AMEN!“, having a LinkedIn profile is still generally considered a good idea for technologists. It can store business contacts in one convenient place, help ...

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Java 9 Additions To Stream


Java 9 is coming! And it is more than just Project Jigsaw. (I was surprised, too.) It is bringing a lot of small and not-so-small changes to the platform and I’d like to look at them one by one. I’ll tag all these posts and you can find them here. Let’s start with … Streams Streams learned two new tricks. ...

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Top 10 Questions about Apache Spark on the MapR Data Platform


In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of activity and momentum centered on Apache Spark. At the Spark Summit in San Francisco, we announced an enterprise-grade Spark distribution that runs on the MapR Platform, and we received a lot of interest at this event. Customers are flocking to Spark as their primary compute engine for big data use ...

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Product Owners and Learning, Part 2


In Part 1, I talked about the way POs think about the big picture and the ranked backlog. The way to get from the big picture to the ranked backlog is via deliverables in the form of small (user) stories. See the wikipedia page about user stories. Notice that they are a promise for a conversation. I talked about feature sets ...

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Create DynamoDB tables with Java


On this post we will create Tables on a DynamoDB Database the java way. Before getting started we need to have local dynamodb installed since we want to avoid any costs for dynamodb usage. There was a previous post on local dynamodb. In case you use docker you can find a local dynamodb image or you can create one on you ...

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Five Tips for a More Productive Team


Imagine if you could save 30 minutes per day for each member of your team with better tooling and processes. For a team of six, that adds 15 hours to the week, and with a full 15 hours, we can optimize other parts of our system. Let’s take a look at how just a few changes can lead to a ...

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Clean Sheet Update for Eclipse Neon


In celebration of the latest Eclipse release, we provide a Clean Sheet Update for Eclipse Neon. Congratulations and a big ‘thank you’ to all the diligent Eclipse committers and contributors that made the Neon version happen, great work! While the Clean Sheet Update for Eclipse Neon primarily ensures compatibility it comes also with some nice Look-and-Feel improvements. This post gives ...

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Spring Cloud Zuul Support – Configuring Timeouts


Spring Cloud provides support for Netflix Zuul – a toolkit for creating edge services with routing and filtering capabilities. Zuul Proxy support is very comprehensively documented at the Spring Cloud site. My objective here is to focus on a small set of attributes relating to handling timeouts when dealing with the proxied services. Target Service and Gateway To study timeouts better I have ...

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