Java books for you

Last Update: 05.11.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

There’s a Java book bundle on humble bundle. It looks like a good mix of language stuff, cloud, Spring, reactive dev und machine learning with Java. Maybe that’s something for you, maybe not. Check it out and decide for yourself.

So glad I wrote docs....

Last Update: 02.11.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

I developed a small utility for sending bulk emails a year or so ago. Reads a CSV file, parses a text template and send the emails. Simple, tiny. Yeah, right.

I wrote a new book

Last Update: 01.11.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

but it is not about programming at all. Actually, I wrote it at the beginning of this year. However, in German, so I didn’t bother with writing about it here. A few months ago, I finally hired someone to translate it into English as I didn’t want to do it myself. I love writing books but not translating them :-)

API CRUD Anti-Pattern in action

Last Update: 31.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

It’s one of the emerging Anti-patterns regardless of REST or not. If you got an API you might step on it. We covered the REST version in an older email before, so today I’ll focus on the effects I on an implementation I reviewed yesterday.

APIs are use case driven

Last Update: 29.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

I mentioned in my last email that I strongly believe back-end devs should have some knowledge and understanding of UIs aka front ends. They don’t need to be super at it but have some reasonable understanding. Why?

UI made easy

Last Update: 26.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

I am a strong believer that every backend dev should have some basic understanding and knowledge of UI coding and design. It helps understanding why, where and who is using your functionality. Moreover, you will understand your UI devs better and their pains. But that’s for another mail.

From Dev to Consultant?

Last Update: 24.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

It is more than just renaming your label from Software Developer to Software Consultant. The latter is just a better sounding label. Here is a great read on it.

Know what you want

Last Update: 22.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Know what you want out of your life and career. It makes your decision making a lot easier. And your life simpler.

Are we too nerdy?

Last Update: 19.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

I’ve been thinking about some business stuff for the last days and it hit me that some part in me is still thinking too much about tools. That’s neither bad nor good. It depends on your goals. Yours and mine might differ. I share my thoughts anyway.

Care for ...

Last Update: 18.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Care for the business of your employer or clients. It will be a good investment for you.