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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. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. Why starting as a freelance software dev isn't always a good idea? Or is it?

    So you are young and energetic wannabe developer. Your head is full of ideas, stackoverflow is your bible and you are ready to face the struggles of software developement for money. Cool! Let me tell you something.You learn at the university or other school, you feel better in coding every month and the truth is you'd like to start with your career as soon as possible, but going to work everyday doesn't feel tempting for now, despite your lack of experience. But hey! You got some friends and friends...
  6. Get to know your tools

    Tools give you power, but power needs to be used wisely. And by wisely I mean understanding the power you have in your hands. You can use a hammer both with screws and nails, but it is better for the later than for the former.Now, talking about programmers, this is quite more important. I’m not suggesting that you need to memorize all the options and shortcuts that your development environment has, but I’ve seen many cases when people start using an IDE, a framework or even a language based just...
  7. Essentials for software developers or any computer job

    I have been talking about the following on many occasions during the last years already. Actually, it is always part of my consulting services when companies ask for advice on what they should do to improve the overall satisfaction of their software developers. But in general, it's pretty simple: The following are my essentials for any software developer or craftsman that is taking her or his profession seriously. Originally, I started my list with the first four topics only but experience taught...
  8. Demand for software developers continues as infrastructure loses more ground, according to latest Gooroo data

    Melbourne (Australia) 10 September 2015 – Software developers are on a roll with continued high demand in August while infrastructure continues on a downward trajectory, according to the latest data from tech job marketplace experts Gooroo.Following the same pattern as the previous two months, Australia’s tech jobs continue to see higher demand and salaries for professionals with skills in software development, mobile technologies and database related skills.“This really isn’t a trend that is expected...
  9. Programming languages - salaries and demand (May 2015)

    Here is what happened to the software development market in May 2015. For previous months, take a look at the Gooroo Insights series.We are currently analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, half of which are in the software development area. This provides a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.C# was in first place in April but fell back down in May in terms of demand. This puts Java in the number one position again...
  10. Programming languages - salaries and demand (April 2015)

    Continuing our monthly Gooroo Insights series, here is what happened to software development jobs in April 2015.We are currently analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, half of which are in the software development area. This provides a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.In April, C# has taken lead place from Java in the number of job mentions. These two remain the overall most popular languages. They're mentioned...
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