Developers Are The Problem, Not Monoliths

07.02.2019 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning

In a recent post I wrote about why you should not use microservice I mentioned on the side, that developers are the problem for the nightmare monoliths. And not only for that, for much more.


How did I learn building a OS X app with Swift so fast?

01.02.2019 by Jens in Learning | Newsletter

I got a few questions how long ti actually took me to build the OS X app without any prior experience in this field. Of course, I could give out a number, but that would not help anybody. Does it matter, if it took 1 or 5 days?


Beginner Mistake 1: Forgetting that Spring uses Proxies

24.01.2019 by Jens in Spring Boot | Learning

Beginners and even long-time users of Spring can forget that the magic is all about proxies. Yep, when Spring works its magic, your classes are proxied.


Don't use Microservices

14.01.2019 by Jens in Learning

Yep, I said it. Right in the headline. And I mean it. Don’t use that pattern. To make it clear from the beginning, I am not against it, but like with any other decision do proper analysis before.


How Mindfulness Could Help in Software Development

10.12.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning

I’ve been on training for mindful coaching recently, and almost a day in, I started wondering on how to apply what I learned to coding. How could a team benefit from combining the two concepts? How could mindful coding help to ease the pains of building software?


Getting Started with Feign Client in Spring

25.10.2018 by Jens in Spring Boot

In this tutorial, we will take a look at the FeignClient and how to use it in a Spring Boot application.


Parsing Arguments in Commandline Applications with Spring Boot

28.08.2018 by Jens in Spring Boot

In Commandline Applications with Spring Boot we also implemented a command line app using the CommandLineRunner interface provided by Spring. However, argument/options/parameter handling is not that good with it. Luckily, there is an even better method of writing a command line app with Spring Boot and also have good options parsing with the ApplicationRunner interface.


The Difference Between @Bean and @Component and When to Use What?

27.08.2018 by Jens in Spring Boot

A question that almost always comes up in my training. So, it is time to answer it for anyone and not only in-class.


How to Relax for Developers

20.08.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Newsletter

Sitting all day in front of a screen, iterating over thinking, typing out code and debugging it, is tough. This alone will exhaust you sooner than later. Now add those meetings and even office politics and you will be brain dead at the end of a working day.


Programming sucks, I quit

15.08.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Sick of deadlines? Sick of project managers, boss, customers or whatever? Coding was once a dream of yours and now it drags you down. Each time you even think about it? Dreading Mondays? Thinking, why am I doing this shit?