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Spring Boot Configuration Best Practices

Spring Boot comes with very neat configuration mechanism. Default default application configuration is defined in one configuration file and environment specific setting in separate files. But still this mechanism is often not used properly resulting in verbose and unmaintainable configurations.

Links on REST API Design

Here you will find a small collection of links on REST API design.

Top N Must-Have Plugins for JetBrains Idea

JetBrains Idea is my favorite IDE and I love it! It has allthe necessary features for java/kotlin developer out-of-the-box. Even in Community Edition you’ll find a lot of them! Difference between Community and Ultimate editions is with a set of plugins from JetBrains available. Native plugins are well tested and work like a charm, in contrast with Eclipse, where you have to do install/configure some extra plugins before you can start coding.

Building Data Pipeline with Kotlin Coroutines Actors

In this post I will show how to build simple data-enriching pipeline using Kotlin coroutines. I will use Channels and Actors abstractions provided by kotlinx-coroutines. In Actors model «actors» are the universal primitives of concurrent computation. In response to a message that it receives, an actor can: make local decisions, create more actors, send more messages, and determine how to respond to the next message received. Actors may modify their own private state, but can only affect each other through messages (avoiding the need for any locks).

What happens when you split systems into many microservices

Moving from monolithic applications into microservices is current trend in software design. Let’s identify some pros and cons of both architectures and challenges one may face during the system transformation.

Applying Courage in Software Development

Job is not a place for feats. But sometimes you have to be brave to overcome and complete that others considered impossible.

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