Spring Boot Info Actuator Tutorial

10.05.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot

The Spring Boot Actuators are a big helper and time saver when you bring your application into production. They expose different types of information, like health, metrics, dump, info, etc. out of the box and you can even expose your informations via well-defined interfaces.


Handling Java 8 Dates and Time with Jackson (JSR-310)

04.05.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot | Spring MVC

When you are starting a new Spring Boot application today, you will probably want to use Java 8. However, it still can be tricky with certain frameworks when using new features like the Date and Time API (known as JSR-310).


Spring MVC: XML Responses in your Rest API

24.04.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot | Spring MVC

Sometimes you still need to return XML in your Rest API for various reasons. When you build your API with Spring Boot and Spring MVC, it is a simple, easy task.


Ultimate Resources for Freelance Developers

20.04.2017 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | resource tip

It all started a few years ago that I felt stuck in my career as a software developer. For years I've been following the typical way of learning and dabbling with new technologies, mainly in my spare time or on occasion on the day job. Tech was fun, and I always love learning new things. However, when I felt stuck I realized that my previous ways did bring me so far, but they do not take me any further. It doesn't matter if you're an employee, freelancer or owning a small agency. At some point, there's a glass ceiling for money and the kind of work you do.

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Game Development Resources - Part 4: 2d Content

08.03.2017 by Jens in game development | resource tip

I haven't done any game development for a long time. However, I still stumble regularly upon great resources for game graphics; free and paid. So, I decided to curate a collection here on my blog.


Integrate Your Own License Generator With Paddle

15.12.2016 by Jens in python

Paddle is a payment processor for selling things online and specially targeting software developer and their needs. They even support trial version and license activating through their SDK. Unfortunately, last year as I started to use them for my eBook Writing Software Moopato the Windows SDK was dotnet only and not suitable for a python application (They now offer a non dotnet version too). But there was another solution I am going to show you now.


Curated List of Markdown Editors

31.08.2016 by Jens in python | resource tip | Developers Life

Last Update August 2016


Do you still buy programming books?

31.08.2016 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning

Recently I was browsing on Amazon in the Kindle Short Reads section for Computer Books, and I stumbled on a set of Python Books for Beginners. I checked them out and noticed they all got a good Amazon Bestseller Rank, meaning they were actual bought; much more than many other programming books on Amazon.


How to Build a nice looking Product Box for Amazon Affiliate Sites

11.06.2016 by Jens in tools | python

Lately, I've been venturing into building niche sites. Besides the business, I am also always curious what technic other use to create their sites.


PySide - Problem styling a QTabWidget

18.01.2015 by azarai in python | pyside

I am currently writing an eBook Writer desktop app and i am using python 3 and PySide. It is the first time i am actually using QT and PySide. Some hings go really easy, some not so and sometimes i encounter strange behaviour. This article covers one of those.