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Episode 83. Hey! Your app needs its yearly HealthCheck as well!

You got your new project, it’s a brand new service, and is ready to go! But… have you done a health check endpoint for your app? In this day and age of microservices with auto-remediation and auto-scaling, having a well-behaved, functioning health-check is very important since it dictates when to evict, scale up (or down)...

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Episode 82. Uh-oh Spring… you got some serious competition from Micronaut!

So the internet is all raging about this (not so little) framework that is doing it all. Created with a “cloud-first” mentality, @Micronautfw is aiming to be your next Spring Boot! And, oh gosh, how easy they are making it. We dive into what makes Micronaut such a darling of the internet right now (not...

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Episode 81. Let’s Dive into a cool magical library that makes Java way less verbose!

Ah, Project Lombok is one of those little gems in the Java Ecosystem. But it’s interestingly controversial! Some will love it (as I do), others will hate it! But no matter which camp you land on, you should at least know about it! Project Lombok allows you to, quite easily create your equals/hashcode method, or...

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Episode 80. Ah, Maven Archetypes… it’s gonna get META

Nothing like a cold chilly day to stay inside and program some more. Before you start that new project from scratch, let’s go over a pretty cool feature of Maven. Maven Archetypes! Learn how to create “project templates” for your new maven project… or better yet, use one of the predefined maven archetypes already out...

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Episode 79. Here’s a present to you! A library that makes you program less (Apache Commons)

So for our new episode we decided to give YOU a holiday gift! Apache Commons! We covered one of the libraries that is ubiquotous in anyone who programs Java, but that not many know how robust and complete it is! Do you have to do things like averages, min, max? Or do you have to...

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Episode 78. OracleCodeOne, the interviews!

OracleCodeOne just happened… and Freddy and Bob couldn’t go… So they recruited the help of Josh Juneau to go out there and capture interviews from anyone who would talk to us! Apparently they did, and we packaged all in this hour-long episode for your enjoyment! Everything from community building, to what’s hot in the Java...

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Episode 77. Sql or NoSql, To Normalize or to Not Normalize… that (STILL) is the question

Episode 77. Sql or NoSql, To Normalize or to Not Normalize… that (STILL) is the question So you may have thought about using NoSQL or a Document Database for taking care of you needs. But do you know why that might be not be a good (or a pretty bad idea?). Or you may have...

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Episode 76. Tick…tock…Time to upgrade to Java 11!

It’s coming! If you have been using Oracle Java 8, you should know that starting on January 2019 we will have to get an oracle license for running Oracle’s JDK in production. OR, if you want to keep using Oracle Java (or OpenJDK) for free, and still receive security updates, then you gotta move to...

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Episode 75. Let’s get coding with Kotlin!

While Freddy is travelling from Chicago through the West Coast in a minivan, Bob talked to Todd Ginsberg about the new darling language from the JVM. Kotlin is much more than a novelty now, and with Android support, and some time to “work out the kinks” it has been used Mainstream. Have you been curious...

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Episode 74. Unit and…Integration Tests, JaCoCo, Docker and Coverage (and more!)

In this episode we interview Janine Patterson on her talk of “Integration Test Coverage with JaCoCo” and dive into the nuances of Units vs Integration tests. We dive into Gherkin sentences as we use Cucumber, and challenges of integration tests (hint… use Docker). We also dive into the best way to execute these (Spring Runner)....

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