Category: spring boot

Streams of messages are the way to go

I have been diligently getting all my code up to date for the release of Learning Spring Boot 2nd Edition this September. Digging into Chapter 8, WebSockets with Spring Boot, I realized I had a bigger challenge than expected. You see, I’d chatted with Rossen, the lead developer on Spring Web. In the past, his…


Learning Spring Boot requiring more tweaks to get off the ground

With things bearing down on my September due date for Learning Spring Boot 2nd Edition, I’ve gotten in gear and started hammering at the codebase. For one thing, I have strived to catch up ALL the code to Spring WebFlux, no longer using the servlet-based Spring MVC. In the process of doing that, I discovered a…


Spring Boot is still a gem…waiting to be discovered

Last week, I had the good fortune of speaking twice at the DevNexus conference, the 2nd largest Java conference in North America. It was awesome! Apart from being a total geek fest with international attendance, it was a great place to get a bigger picture of the state of the Java community. A bunch of…


The state of Spring so far…

I have never been more excited to be a part of the Spring team as I am now. It feels like we are blazing new trails left and right. Seeing the massive turnout this week for Stephane and Brian’s “Spring Boot University”, a 3-hour session at DevoxxFR, left me awestruck. Wish I could have been there….


Despite being buried at #s2gx, managed to submit chapter 1 rewrite for “Learning #SpringBoot” to @PacktPub

There was a mix-up of communications with my editor. I told her that I was out this week. But it appears that just won’t cut it. Packt Pub is FAST! Thankfully, I invested time during last night’s flight to work on Chapter 2 – Quick Start with Java. This morning, after fixing up Spring-a-Gram, I was…


That’s a wrap! “Learning #SpringBoot” ‘s 1st draft has been submitted to @PacktPub

Last night, I worked from 9:30pm until 2am on Learning Spring Boot. Whew! It was tough work, but I needed to pull it across the finish line. I had the code lined up quite nicely for the entire chapter. I simply need to tell the story of how all this stuff worked together. As I’ve…


Chapter 5 of Learning #SpringBoot almost done!

This Thursday I’ll be submitting the first draft for Chapter 5 – Securing Your App with Spring Boot inside Learning Spring Boot. If you have no experience with Spring Security, then I hope you’ll enjoy this chapter. Security by itself is a complex topic. There is no single thing that instantly makes your entire application…


docbook…what a piece of junk!

In the past week, I have focused on porting the Spring Data Evans release train to asciidoctor. It has been joyous and torturous. The joy is moving away from docbook and towards asciidoctor. The torture is dealing with all of docbook’s idiosyncrasies and the wonderment at how someone could build such a tool in the…


Chapter 4 of Learning #SpringBoot submitted…upgrading manuscript to 1.1.5.RELEASE

Yesterday afternoon, I bundled up Chapter 4, Data Access with Spring Boot for Learning Spring Boot and shipped it off to Packt Publishing. They were happy to receive it on time. Then I saw Spring Boot release version 1.1.5.RELEASE. I just updated all my source code to the latest version, edited the fragments, and fixed the links…


Chapter 4: Data Access with #SpringBoot on the move /cc @PacktPub

I’ve gotten things moving quickly with chapter 4 of Learning Spring Boot. The general idea is that I want to show how to get off the ground super fast using Spring Boot and H2 as an in-memory database. Give the user the tools to either load up some sample data with a SQL script or…