At Pivotal I work on the Spring Data team, and our fearless leader is having us all converge in Berlin in just two weeks. Short of being über awesome, what do you do? Well, considering I’ve studied German off and on since high school, I thought it time to get back into my tools to…
After reading numerous articles on Hacking Chinese, I decided to dive into Anki. Anki is space repetition software. It lets you create any set of flashcards that you want, and then helps you review your deck daily in a more efficient manner. Thanks to the iPhone app, it has become very easy to stick to…
In war there is no substitute for victory –General Douglas MacArthur This famous quote from Douglas MacArthur shows that in certain situations, there are certain intrinsic requirements that cannot be ignored. At one time in my career, I was a group leader. That meant I was responsible for soliciting and delivering annual peer reviews for…
So weit, ich habe mit Ollie Gierke, Christoph Stroble, und Michael Hunger in Deutsch gesprecht. Super! Das is sehr Spaß! In Amerika, wir mussen zwei Jahre im Hochschule lernen. Das ist schlecht! Niemand nur zewei Jahren lernen kann etwas. Ich habe drei Jahre im Hochschule gelernt, und das war vor 25 Jahren. Aber mit duolingo.com, anki, und dazpod.de,…
»Der einzige Weg, ein wirklicher Meister zu werden, ist, immer ein Schüler zu bleiben.« – Zen-Weisheit #anfängergeist — Marcus Raitner (@marcusraitner) June 9, 2014 Today I saw a retweet from one of my German friends. At first glance, I spotted bits and pieces I could immediately parse. “Weg” is way. “immer” is always. “Schüler” is school goer,…
I’ve always wanted to be conversationally fluent in another language. I studied three years of German in high school, but that was 25 years ago. At one point in my life, I purchased a German newspaper and a German-English dictionary, hoping to go through it word by word. That was a bust. The speed was…
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- Live Coding w/ Spring Data @ SpringOne Platform 2016
- Spinnaker: Land of a 100 Builds @ SpringOne Platform 2016
- Spring Data REST @ SpringOne 2015
- Spring Data REST @ DevNexus 2015
- Debug and Maintain Your Spring Boot App – 7/9/2015
- Cloud Foundry After Dark – 2/15/2015
- Screencast: REST app built in five minutes or less – 11/20/2014
- Spring Data REST – Data Meets Hypermedia – 2014
- Building Your App Mgmt Tools w/ Spring Boot – 2014
- Grails in the Real World™ – 2013
- @Uber, what are you doing for my mother? November 6, 2018
- Why I might switch from @MailChimp to @AWeber September 3, 2018
- How to sell your book – Part 5 – Keywords August 8, 2018
- How to sell your book – Part 4 – Categories July 31, 2018
- How to sell your book – Part 3 – Cross promoting your work July 26, 2018