Last Update: 08.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Trust is the base of all relationships.

The P in MVP is not an app

Last Update: 05.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

When you start about building your own Saas you will inevitably come across the concept of MVP - a minimum viable product. And that last word is confusing devs like hell. Because we actually think in products. And a product for us is an application. A working one.

Want to build a Saas?

Last Update: 04.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Probably the dream of almost every dev. Creating your own Saas and quitting your fucking job. Right?

Building your own digital asset store with Spring got easier

Last Update: 02.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

A few years ago I was building a storage service for digital assets like images and videos and PDFs for products. Was quite fun but I had to code everything from scratch. I always thought of putting something similar up and open source it. Unfortunately, I never came around for that. Luckily, someone else did and wrote the unofficial Spring Content lib. It’s like Spring Data for storing files.

RE: How's the ideal seminar for you?

Last Update: 01.10.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Maybe you missed my email or haven’t had time to respond yet. No worries but I really loved to get your help here. So, it would be great if you can answer a few questions informal; no need for fluffy copy.

Does an abstract Spring Boot app work?

Last Update: 28.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Sometimes students do things I never thought about doing at all before. It astonishes me but it will also always teach me something. Like in a recent training, where one student made the Spring Boot application class abstract like:

Remember that others don't have your knowledge

Last Update: 27.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

We always assume that all others know what we know. But it is far from being true at all. Everyone on a team has different knowledge and also a different level even on the same kind of knowledge. So, if something is easy for you, it does not mean it is easy for your fellow devs. Same for things that are obvious or common sense…

Know the basics of your tools of trade

Last Update: 26.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Whatever your tools are, know them and know the basics.

Ask questions all the time

Last Update: 20.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Yesterday I was working for the stone age project again. We had a meeting with the actual client, the guy paying for our proof of concept. You might remember it is an enterprise client. He’s a manager in the marketing department. Anyways, so after we talked about the proof of concept, I started asking him things like what products and product options sale best, what people actually select in their online configurator and later buy and such things. I won’t bore you with the details but he said one interesting bit that is relevant for you when working in an enterprise environment.

Small things scale up and your coding skills can too

Last Update: 19.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Roughly 10 months ago, I switched to a writing each workday here. Yep, except for my summer break, I write 5 days a week. That’s a lot.