The value of software communities is greater than ever

As I continue working on my new book, Learning Spring Boot, I have really noticed the value of communities today compared to when I became a professional software developer back in 1997. Back then, there were news groups and mailing lists, but not the same indexing of EVERYTHING, no Google Groups (which just made searching/workingRead More

Chapter 2 shows #SpringBoot + #java + #spring #mobile + #jquery. Fun!!!

I just shipped off chapter 1, “Quick Start with Groovy”. Last night, I dug through and updated the code samples along with outputs to Spring Boot 1.1.1.RELEASE, which went out late yesterday. It really is awesome having that effort minimized thanks to AsciiDoc! Basically, I edited the code directly, re-ran the bits where I had capturedRead More

Recently wrapped up Chapter 1 – “Quick Start with Groovy”

Late last week, I wrapped up chapter one, “Quick Start with Groovy”. Whenever I present Spring Boot for the first time to a group, I lead with what Rob Winch snappily tweeted last August: @Controller class ThisWillActuallyRun { @RequestMapping(“/”) @ResponseBody String home() { “Hello World!” } } — Rob Winch (@rob_winch) August 6, 2013 ThisRead More

Post processing AsciiDoc outputs with a #SpringBoot script

I’ve made great strides getting things to look nice with my AsciiDoc-to-LibreOffice outputs. But I ran into issues that I couldn’t solve with asciidoc-packt. Text wrapped in **double asterisks** wouldn’t appear with the Key Word [PACKT] styling applied. Bullet point lists have a special style for the last entry, probably to grant additional spaces afterwards beforeRead More