20.09.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot
One of the features of the Spring Framework is a cache you can transparently add to your code. All you need to do is set an annotation on a method you want to cache and configure the caching mechanism itself. Setting up the cache wasn't a big deal before, and with Spring Boot it got even simpler. Let's dive into it with an example.
In your Spring MVC application, you will usually have at least one endpoint which accepts and ID as a path variable or request parameter, and often the next thing you will do is to load the model from your Spring Data repository. However, there is an easier way as you will see in a minute.
In this tutorial, I show you an easy way for handling pagination when you use Spring Data and Spring MVC in your application you might not be aware of.
In my Spring Boot workshop last week one of the participants asked me to clarify what Spring Data actually is. He came from a different background and was confused how Spring Data, JPA, Hibernate and NoSQL relate and what role Spring Data plays. Indeed, if you switch contexts, it may look strange at first. However, it is not, and I write today the same I answered in the workshop.
One of the many things Spring Data offers is a basic auditing functionality. It is great if you only need to track who made changes to your model and when. So, let's stop the talking and dive into it.
Working with Spring Data has the huge benefit that you work with a common interface regardless of the underlying storage medium. Yet, it's still transparent enough. In today's tutorial, we will use it with a MongoDB.
There's an easy way to build a REST API for your Spring Data repositories instantly. It doesn't matter if you are using JPA, MongoDB or any of the other stores available with Spring Data. Spring Data REST is the little helper. In this tutorial, we will take a closer look at how you can use it.
I recently stumbled up on a book about game programming with PyGame for beginners. Even I am not the target audience it did catch my attention and my desire to play a bit again with game development and Python. And I had a fantastic time so far :-)
Microservices can be a good solution for a particular problem. But, sometimes they are not a good fit. One of the aspects involved is that developers praise the benefit that you can develop every service in your landscape in a perfectly fitting tech stack for a given problem. Honestly, this can become your worst nightmare, so I will cover why you should think twice about this before going that route.
12.07.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot
Last week I was chatting with a friend and he told me how lucky he is that a part of their system moved to using Spring Boot. It made his life easier with development and testing. He actually loved writing tests now. However, one of his colleagues did question the decision to go with Spring Boot because Spring Boot is meant to be used with Docker and for microservices only. I was baffled but it seems there's a lot of confusion what Spring Boot actually is and when to use it. This article does shed some light on it.