I have been reading quite a bit about 4K monitors. I recently spotted an article that suggested that these screens are PERFECT for software developers.
I watched several videos and deduced that the screen real estate would be fantastic. The ability to see ALL your code while having sufficient browser tabs open along with Chrome’s debugging console sounded […]
A key turning point in my career was when I was able to take over a non-functional Java Swing app. I had worked for years on a mission critical, 24×7 system written in a now non-existent language and runtime. Frankly, I was a bit tired of it. I had managed a total of seven employees […]
The project I’m working on, Spring Data REST, recently rolled out a big update: they changed the build system from gradle to maven!This kind of shocked me at first. I’ve been hearing that gradle is hip and cool and maven is old and stagnant. All hail gradle!And yet, in just a few hours, I realized […]
A friend of mine recently asked me if I had a list of books I would recommend. A key part of his criteria was: “What books you have read to let you work in peace in SpringSource?”
I have been giving this question some serious thought. It’s a challenging prospect: identify a recommended set of books […]
More hot updates from Spring!
Spring Boot’s first milestone is out. Check out that link and see how to build a Spring app with ONE FILE.
Spring Security’s slick lead, Rob Winch, has managed to fit an entire app inside a tweet thanks to Spring Boot! Prepare to be amazed.
Spring Mobile 1.1.0.RC1 and 1.0.2 was just released.
I’m really fascinated at how quickly Google’s Chrome browser has displaced Firefox as the browser of choice. Everywhere I go, people seem to use Chrome. Pay it mind that I run in development circles. Most of the people I see using a computer as devs like me.
Chrome came out in 2008, but probably didn’t start […]
I’m an engineer. Both of my brothers are engineers. My dad was an engineering professor until he retired. One of his brothers was an engineering professor. My two cousins are engineers as well. Bottom line: I know everything about the engineering way of life and and engineer’s mentality.Or so I thought.I met the woman of […]
A lot of hot news is coming from http://blog.springsource.org/.
Read about Spring 4’s new WebSocket support
Just days ago, Jon Brisbin released the first milestone of Spring Reactor, a foundation for asynchronous, fast-data apps on the JVM.
The Spring Tool Suite (STS) has added support for Java-based configuration.
SpringOne 2GX is just around the corner!
I’m speaking at this year’s […]
My favorite tool for debugging code over my 16 year career is println().Keep It Simple, Stupid!Back in graduate school, I worked on a real time control system that managed a hydraulic tractor wheel control. It was for testing tire performance. It used C code on the QNX 2 real-time operating system (before they became POSIX […]
Ago, with that title, I’m either young or old amongst my peers. But a recent task I have been working on piqued my thoughts.What did you do 15 years ago when you were handed a task that was clearly outside your skill set? Your manager comes and asks you to code in a language you […]