If you think about going solo

Last Update: 13.11.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

If you think about going solo - becoming self-employed, read this article first and this comment too. It’s so true.


Use-case driven naming

Last Update: 09.11.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Besides being consistent with naming, I think readability and easy understanding are also important. I sum that up as use-case-driven.


Being consistent in naming

Last Update: 08.11.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Naming things like classes, methods or packages can be hard. Especially if you are not working alone. However, I don’t think there is a universal rule for naming things. It depends on the context. WHat comes close to a universal rule, is being consistent with naming. If you are working in a team and everybody on it names their classes and packages differently, it becomes a mess.


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.


Getting Started with Feign Client in Spring

Last Update: 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.