Should I learn Spring or Spring Boot?

Last Update: 18.06.2019. By Jens in Spring Boot | Learning | Developers Life

There is a lot of confusion about Spring Boot and its relationship to the Spring Framework. Some of that leads to questions like “Should I learn Spring Boot rather than the Spring Framework” or “Do I need to know Spring before I can start with Spring Boot?”. Let’s clarify that for you.


Developers Are The Problem, Not Monoliths

Last Update: 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?

Last Update: 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

Last Update: 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

Last Update: 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.


Programming sucks, I quit

Last Update: 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?


Devs are like moths...

Last Update: 14.08.2018. By Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Somehow complexity attracts devs like light attracts moths. They can’t resist, we can’t resist.


Don't neglect the basics

Last Update: 13.08.2018. By Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I was giving a Spring Boot training last week and during the course, I made some observations, which I like to share with you over this week.


Nothing runs as planned and why you should have a plan anyways

Last Update: 06.08.2018. By Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Plans never work out.


Passion clouds rational

Last Update: 18.07.2018. By Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Let’s take the neverending discussion of testing vs no testing.