Another problem they were facing

06.06.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

  and you should be aware of. Yes, you. It is one we all have committed.

Building a production system with a deadline in a tech stack almost nobody on the team knows. Just because, one little dev guy wanted to use it.


Tutorial: Building a simple web app with Spring Boot and using a Google Sheet as the database

05.06.2018 by Jens in Spring Boot | Kotlin

In this tutorial, we are going to build a simple web application using Spring Boot which will render the content of a Google Sheet spreadsheet in a web page and also display them on a Google Map.


What they did do wrong

05.06.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

  Alejandro wrote in with an interesting piece of a tutorial having the same problem as my client.

*”Last week i was reading about Google Sing-In in with Spring Social and one article that I read had exactly this problem: http://littlebigextra.com/part-1-authorising-user-using-spring-social-google-facebook-and-linkedin-and-spring-security/


The costs of a simple mistake

04.06.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

  I didn't write on Friday. No, I did not forget it. Actually, I planned t for the afternoon, right after I fix a bug in the job platform. While the deployment was running, I check my email and got an urgent help call, which basically was like "We got a huge problem in our self-coded portal with Spring Boot, and can't find the problem. Can you help?"

Sure, I did and so part of my weekend :-)


What I learned building the app

31.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

  It started as a short tutorial app for you guys and moved on to become an own product. Let's see if that works. However, today I'll share with you what I learned this time.

The purpose was to learn a new thing, building something simple with a spreadsheet.


The Ultimate Collection of Markdown Editors - Curated

28.05.2018 by Jens in python | resource tip | Developers Life

Last Update May 2018


2d and 3d Game and Rendering Engines for Python - A Curated Collection

28.05.2018 by Jens in game development | pygame | python

Thanks to the nice feedback i got for 2D Game Engines for Python i decided to compile a list of 2d and 3d game development possibilities with Python i found so far. It might not be complete, but i’ll maintain the list from time to time when i find new engines or get tips from you. Your feedback is generally very appreciated.


Spreadsheet are opportunities

23.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Strangely, I am a bit obsessed with spreadsheet usage recently. They have their place and time to be used. And they can be a bad solution, becoming a maintenance nightmare. I believe those situations are a good opportunity for generating new business. Or starting out with your own.


Complexity is not just in code...

22.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

For a dev the complexity of tech counts. For some, it is the most important. Yet, it is meaningless without business context; mostly aside free fun coding.


I stopped caring...

21.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

To one of my last emails reader B chimed in and I got the permission to share parts of it. However, she wants to stay anonymous, which I’ll respect.