Should I Learn Java in 2018

Should I learn Java? This is a question that just keeps coming up. If you are just starting out as a developer, if you already work as a Front End Developer or even if you are from the .NET background, many people wonder if learning Java is the right career/personal development move. Let’s see how useful learning Java is in 2018. Continue reading “Should I Learn Java in 2018”

E4developer Newsletter – June 2018 – Number 4

Thank you for reading my newsletter. In the last month, I wrote on Java, Microservices and creating amazing teams- as expected! I also wrote my first funny post – How to write horrible Java that was warmly received. Check it out!

I continue my fascination with Java Microframeworks ecosystem in The Rise of Java Microframeworks. If you have not heard about them before, definitely give it a read. Continue reading “E4developer Newsletter – June 2018 – Number 4”

Secrets to Highly Motivated and Happy Software Teams

Who wouldn’t want to work as a part of a happy and motivated software team? Wouldn’t it be great if every team you ever worked with was like that? Based on Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek and Drive by Daniel Pink, I will tell you how to make this possible. Continue reading “Secrets to Highly Motivated and Happy Software Teams”

The rise of Java Microframeworks

Together with the growing popularity of microservices and light-weight REST API, we are witnessing another trend in Java: the rise of Java Microframeworks. Javalin, Micronaut, Spark and many more make building REST APIs a breeze. In this article, I look at this exciting space and share my opinions on their use. Continue reading “The rise of Java Microframeworks”

WebFlux in practice – asynchronous service with WebClient

Building reactive microservices with WebFlux is fun and easy. In this article, I will show you how to build a reactive “synonyms” service. Making asynchronous API calls with WebClient is likely the most common scenario for a real-life reactive microservice. Continue reading “WebFlux in practice – asynchronous service with WebClient”

Adopting Microservices – Pragmatic Advice

Your company wants to adopt microservices. You are either really happy or terrified. A change like this can be great for those wanting to learn and improve their systems, but it does not come without its perils. If you want to be successful you will have to be pragmatic… Continue reading “Adopting Microservices – Pragmatic Advice”

Getting Started with Kafka in Spring Boot

Kafka seems to only be gaining in popularity. A few years ago you could mostly see it in Big Data engineering context. These days, Kafka is starting to power more common message-oriented architectures. In this article, I want to give you a basic introduction to working with Spring Boot and Kafka. Continue reading “Getting Started with Kafka in Spring Boot”

The State of Spring in 2018 – Devoxx UK Impressions

Thanks to my company – Scott Logic – I recently had a pleasure of attending the Devoxx UK 2018 conference. Among many interesting talks and speakers, there were quite a few Spring celebrities present. Juergen Holler (Father of Spring), Josh Long and Mark Heckler were all there. Here are my impressions from the conference. Continue reading “The State of Spring in 2018 – Devoxx UK Impressions”