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REST API Design Resources

I want to share with you a small some useful resources on REST API design.

Dynamic containers dynamic ports

Running integration tests locally with Docker on fixed ports is not always possible due to port conflicts. This is especially true when running tests in shared CI environment. Fortunately, testcontainers allow to start Docker containers listening on a random port. Here is an example: // create and start container val container = new GenericContainer("softwaremill/elasticmq-native") .withExposedPorts(9324) .withReuse(true) container.start() // create sqsClient val sqsPort = container.getMappedPort(9324) val clientBuilder = SqsAsyncClient.builder() .credentialsProvider(DefaultCredentialsProvider.create()) .region(Region.EU_CENTRAL_1) .

Logging Policy

There are different points of view on how logging levels should be used in code. I will share mine.

My assumption is: “There should be no errors in logs when everything is fine."

Kotlin Playground Shortcode for Hugo

Kotlin Playground is HTML component which creates Kotlin-aware editors capable of running code from HTML block elements. Here I explain how to embed runnable Kotlin code block in your Hugo-powered blog.

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.

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.

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