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  1. Lessons Learned Writing Spring Boot Auto Configurations

    My team and I make heavy use of Spring Boot to build microservices that power our applications at our company. We've even gone so far as to write our own custom auto configurations to ease development. We package these auto configurations along with other goodies into what we call our platform.Recently, after releasing a new platform version, we encountered an issue where one of our microservices would fail to start at what appeared to be random intervals. After further digging, we noticed specifically...
  2. Spring Cloud and Netflix Ribbon: Client-side Load Balancing

    Eventually you'll reach a point where you need to run multiple instances of an application or a service for high availability or to manage increased load. That's what load balancers are for. There's generally two different types:What many people would call a "load balancer" is actually a server-side load balancer. It can be implemented in hardware or software. The traffic is sent to a dedicated service that decides where to send the traffic, using an algorithm like round-robin, to one of the...
  3. Scheduled SharePoint workflows

    I have created a custom list called Reclamations with a few new columns:The purpose is to send an email to the responsible people 2 days before the expiration date. There are quite a few solutions to accomplish this task. Some of them involve another list with calculated column, custom timer job, SQL Server Agent, Windows Task Scheduler, PowerShell script …But I am a fan of simple solutions. All you need is one-step declarative workflow (created with SharePoint Designer) and a workflow scheduler....
  4. Develop application on SharePoint Online Using CSOM

    Steps:1- Install Visual Studio 20152- Download and install NuGet client and integrate it with Visual Studiohttps://dist.nuget.org/index.html3- Go to Visual Studio Create New project (console, windows application, web forms,… whatever you are comfortable in using) for sake of demo I will use Windows Forms Application.
  5. An Introduction to R for Java Developers

    As a Software Engineer I'm always keeping up to date with technology and one of the things that helps me do that is book reviews. Right now, I'm reviewing The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics by Tilman M. Davies. R is a programming language used in statistical computing and has gained in popularity in the recent years due to the explosion of data and its applications like Machine Learning.
  6. Retrieve list items from a SharePoint list

    Returning items from a SharePoint list is very simple task so this article is going to be one of the shortest I have written. You can use GetItemById() method to return a single list item or GetItems(CamlQuery) to return multiple items. CAML or Collaborative Application Markup Language is an XML-based language that is used to define the fields and views that are used in sites and lists. Passing an undefined CamQuery object to the GetItems method will return all of the items in the list.The next code...
  7. Spring Boot 1.4: @MockBean and @SpyBean

    It's August 2016 and the Spring Boot team recently released Spring Boot 1.4 ( on July 28th, 2016 ). Some of the biggest improvements and simplifications are around unit and integration testing. We'll take a focused look at two of the newly added features: @MockBean and @SpyBeanThe newly introduced annotation, (@MockBean), adds generalized support for mocking of any Spring bean. If you've used Mockito Annotations before, @MockBean is simliar to @Mock but with Spring support.Suppose we have a simple...
  8. Creating custom entry forms for task list

    This is the first post from a series of posts related to lists in SharePoint and what we can do with them. I will start with creating a simple task list, edit and add columns, create custom view and create custom entry forms for the list.My task list named Maintenance should have the following columns:Open the site where you want to have your task list and from Settings select Add an app.Figure 1. Add an appFrom the gallery of available apps select Tasks, enter the name of the task list (in my case...
  9. Creating a Timer Job in SharePoint, complete guide

    Timer jobs are tasks that run at a scheduled time. Just like MSSQL Server Agent jobs, which executes different database task, SharePoint uses timer jobs to maintain or monitor the server farm. If you have the curiosity bug and want to see the timer jobs that are on your server then go to SharePoint Central Administration, select Monitoring from the menu and in the Timer Jobs section click on Review job definitions. Depending on your SharePoint edition and your web applications you can have quite...
  10. Why choosing PHP development can boost your business growth?

    Having attained the reputation of being a leading web development language, PHP has become the number one choice of web developers residing in different parts of the world. Whether you run a small business or an established one, a timely investment in PHP development can aid in flawless growth of your business prospects. Known for its simplicity, scalability and utmost flexibility, PHP has been effectively utilized for programming websites and software products which need to be catered to different...
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