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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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How Does New Oracle JVM Licensing Encourage Agility

What happened? Oracle has changed release and licensing policy for JDK: The JDK still remains completely free for use. The thing that is changing is the availability of updates to specific versions of the JDK. The only free for use in production JDK binary available from Oracle (as of JDK 11) will be the OpenJDK binaries. These will only have public security patch and bug fix updates for six months, until the release of the next version.

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The Typical Mistake in Web-Service Design

Working on different projects I often see the same problems with application design.

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