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Building your platform – Part III

In the previous article, Building your Platform – Part II, we discussed how to integrate blogging with social media and why it’s good to write more on your own platform, while using social media as a channel to reach others. This week we are going to talk about building a mailing list and why it’s […]

Building your platform – Part II

Last week, we took a dive into Building Your Platform – Part I. We learned why it’s important to start building our own site, yesterday. Over time, a site can turn into a key part of your platform. In this post, we can see what role social media should play with our nicely built site. […]

Just finished #LearningSpringBoot 2nd Ed’s @SpringBoot + @SpringSecurity chapter

About 1:00am yesterday morning, I sent in the text for Chapter 9, Securing Your App with Spring Boot to my publisher for Learning Spring Boot. I decided to take things to the next level in security by locking down a microservice-based solution. I spent about three weeks working on the code. I wanted it just […]

Building your platform – Part I

Something I run into time and again is this concept known as Building Your Platform. I’ve decided to provide some useful bits of knowledge I’ve acquired through a series of blog posts. What’s a platform? For starters, what is a platform anyway? When it comes to writing, your platform is the place where you can […]

Writing a proposal for your novel

I’ve been writing Darklight for six years now. At first, it was things like Deep Point of View (POV), cutting out adverbs, and other bits of writing craft. Then I yanked out things like explaining too much, removing every expression, every phrase, every word that we redundant. I’ve never faced writing a proposal for my […]

#LearningSpringBoot – 1st edition vs 2nd edition

Something I have unique insight into is what the approach to the 2014 1st edition vs. the 2017 soon-to-be 2nd edition. Most “next editions” are written by other authors. Not here. I wrote the first by myself and I’m writing the second one now. The 1st edition was relatively short. I had pitched ten chapters […]

Have you crossed the midpoint in your career?

There is something that has snuck up on me. When I stopped to think about it, it became clear. There is a point in your career when you cross this “midpoint.” I remember Day One of my first job as a professional software engineer. I had already written little scripts, apps, and other hobby projects. […]

Ch. 7, “Microservices with @SpringBoot” of #LearningSpringBoot 2nd Ed. sent into @PacktPub

Whew! I just finished hammering out twenty eight pages of manuscript for Learning Spring Boot 2nd Edition. This has been the most exhausting. Probably because it has the most moving parts. Taking the previous chapter’s sample social media app (Spring-a-Gram, my billion dollar startup idea) and turning into a Eureka-powered, Hystrix-dashboard-monitored, and Config Server-enabled set […]

Goodbye twitterfeed. It’s been real

While checking on my wife’s twitter feed (and lack of blog posting going out today), I see a big banner message saying that twitterfeed.com is shutting its doors on October 31st. I proceeded to look for other options. It seems like other services that perform similar services start at $9.99/month. Yikes! That’s a bit steep. […]

#LearningSpringBoot 2nd Edition available for pre-order! See @PacktPub today

If you didn’t catch it, last week Packt released my Learning Spring Boot Video tutorial. It contains about four hours of in depth, hands-on coding with arguably the most popular Java stack out there – Spring Boot. Starting this week, Learning Spring Boot 2nd Edition is now available for pre-order. 2nd Edition is targeted at Spring […]