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Spring Batch Resources: Batch Processing, ETL And Data Conversion

ETL (extract, transform, load) processes, data processing, exporting data from one business system (ERP, CRM, accounting etc.) and importing it into another are common requirements in enterprise IT. So much so that the ability to export and import data often is the key feature of enterprise software. Spring Batch is a toolkit in the context of the widely used Spring framework that allows you to define and run batch jobs and data processing pipelines. Spring Batch provides features such as: data export / ... Read more

Interactive Flowcharts with code2flow

Visualisation often helps immensely when trying to understand complex systems and interactions. Visualising these systems and their behaviour can be a daunting task though: Covering each and every path a workflow or process might take can be quite arduous. In many cases it's not even possible to comprehensively describe a system that has not yet been implemented. Edge cases frequently only tend to surface once a software has been tried out under real conditions. Software in turn needs to adapt quickly, which all ... Read more

Matt Ranney @ GOTO 2016: What I Wish I Had Known Before Scaling Uber to 1000 Services

At the GOTO Chicago 2016 enterprise software conference Matt Ranney, chief systems architect at Uber and co-founder of Voxer gave a presentation on what they learned from adopting microservices on a massive scale at Uber: "To Keep up with Uber's growth, we've embraced microservices in a big way. This has led to an explosion of new services, crossing over 1,000 production services in early March 2016. Along the way we've learned a lot [ ... ]" Now you probably aren't Uber but the ... Read more

A Collection Of Common UX Myths

UX Myths is website on common UX misconceptions like "The homepage is your most important page", "You are like your users" or "Icons enhance usability". The authors shed light on where those myths come from, why they're wrong and what can be done to improve your design process in each case. Read more

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