Should you use Spring Boot in your project?

Spring Boot is enjoying, a seemingly never-ending growth of popularity. While only released in 2014, it has managed to overtake the Java serverside in less than five years. When starting a new project, a sensible question to ask is- “should I use a Spring Boot?”. In this article, I will help you answer this question! Continue reading “Should you use Spring Boot in your project?”

Microservices and cross cutting concerns

When thinking about microservices, we mostly imagine autonomous teams working on independent services. Despite all that independence, things such as log aggregation and security benefit from a system level thinking. In this article, I will discuss these concerns and give my advice on how to approach them. Continue reading “Microservices and cross cutting concerns”

Java vs Groovy for Microservices

In the past three years, I was involved in developing microservices architectures. In Java, with Spring Boot and in Groovy with Grails. Perhaps risking some outrage, I will compare my experience in Java and Groovy, Spring Boot and Grails and give my opinion on what works best. Continue reading “Java vs Groovy for Microservices”

Spring Boot – Best Practices

Spring Boot is the most popular Java framework for developing microservices. In this article, I will share with you the best practices for working with Spring Boot that I have gathered by using it in professional development since 2016. I base these on my personal experience and writings of recognized Spring Boot experts. Continue reading “Spring Boot – Best Practices”

Using Redis in Microservices Architecture

In this article, we will look closer at a fascinating open source project. Meet Redis! You may be familiar with Redis already, in that case, you may be interested in the different use cases it has for microservices architecture. Read on to see how this “in-memory data structure store, database, cache, and message broker” can make your system better! Continue reading “Using Redis in Microservices Architecture”

When to use a Java framework like Spring?

I have recently been writing a lot about microframeworks and my enthusiasm for them. Even though I think they are amazing, they are not always the answer. In this article, I will explore use cases, where a fully featured framework may be just what you need. Continue reading “When to use a Java framework like Spring?”

The Key to a Successful Software Architecture

Recently I have read and reviewed “Clean Architecture by Robert C. Martin. Very entertaining book. It made me think about the main quality that good software architectures exhibit. What is this quality? It is the existence of clear boundaries and well-defined modules. If you don’t agree with me- keep reading and I am sure we will find some common understanding. Continue reading “The Key to a Successful Software Architecture”

The Quest for Simplicity in Java Microservices

There is great value in simplicity. When things are simple, they are easier to understand, easier to extend and easier to modify. They are better. Simplicity is the ultimate compliment you can give to an architecture or a framework. In this article, I look at how four different frameworks- Spring Boot, Javalin, Vert.x and Micronaut; approach this quest for simplicity. Continue reading “The Quest for Simplicity in Java Microservices”