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Publishing Snapshots With Gradle’s maven-publish Plugin

I’ve recently started a new project with Gradle and decided to jump straight in – no Gradle experience, no clue about Groovy, no tutorials, just hammer on it until it works. That went surprisingly well until I decided to publish snapshots to Sonatype’s Maven snapshot repository with the incubating maven-publish plugin – that took, ahh, a little convincing. Caveat: As ...

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Microservices Series: Microservices Design Principles

Introduction Every architecture is formed based on certain design principles and Microservices is no different. This article will not talk about what Microservices is all about. There are already plenty of articles and blogs to do that. In this article, I will talk about what it takes to devise a Microservices based architecture. We will take a look at some ...

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You may not need a Tech Lead, but others do

Vinicius sent me a tweet about an article he published called We don’t need a Tech Lead in response to an older article of mine, “Do we need a Tech Lead?” I wanted to respond earlier, but tweets were too restrictive. Here’s my response. The argument against Tech Leads The article rebuts the necessity for a Tech Lead with the ...

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Spring Boot and Application Context Hierarchy

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Spring Boot supports a simple way of specifying a Spring application context hierarchy. This post is simply demonstrating this feature, I am yet to find a good use of it in the projects I have worked on. Spring Cloud uses this feature for creating a bootstrap context where properties are loaded up, if required, from an external configuration server which is made available ...

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Kafka Connect on MapR

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In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough, Ankur Desai, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MapR, describes how Apache Kafka Connect and a REST API simplify and improve agility in working with streaming data from a variety of data sources including legacy database or data warehouse. He also explains the differences in this architecture when you use MapR Streams versus Kafka for data ...

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Introducing Drools Fiddle

Drools Fiddle is the fiddle for Drools. Like many other fiddle tools, Drools Fiddle  allows both technical and business users to play around with Drools and aims at making Drools accessible to everyone. The entry point to Drools Fiddle is the DRL editor (top left panel), which allows to define and implement both fact models and business rules, using the ...

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Go Beyond the Code–13 Courses to Master Tools, Frameworks & Techniques That’ll Streamline Your Coding Workflow Hey fellow geeks, This week, on our JCG Deals store, we have an extreme offer. We are offering the Ultimate Web Developer Bundle for only $10 instead of the original price of $718, yeap that is a massive 98% off. Quickly & Easily Create ...

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