Neil Harbisson: I listen to color And The Renaissance of our Species

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Neil Harbisson: I listen to color And The Renaissance of our Species

Earlier this month I attended Reasons to: in Brighton. It's been a fantastic 3 days full of information, insights and inspiration, in addition to getting to know a lot of nice and interesting people.The talk that stood it in particular was Neil Harbisson's The Renaissance of our Species. Right after that talk I tweeted:Mind blown. By designing new senses cyborg Neil Harbisson is pushing the envelope of pushing the envelopeNeil was born with achromatopsia or total colour blindness. In 2003 he ... Read more

JHipster: Generate And Bootstrap CRUD Apps With Spring Boot And Angular

The previous two posts in my series on helpful tools for developing CRUD applications were about tools that addressed very specific problem areas: API format specifications and code generation from those specifications in particular.This post will be both less about APIs and solving specific CRUD-related problems but about a tool that deals with CRUD app requirements in a comprehensive manner. This tool I'm talking about is called - not so slightly tongue-in-cheek - JHipster.Both inspired by tried-and-true frameworks like Ruby on ... Read more

Swagger: A Roundtrip Tool For Creating And Consuming REST APIs

In this second part of my series on useful tools for developing CRUD applications I'd like to introduce Swagger and Swagger Codegen in particular. Introduce perhaps isn't exactly the right word because first of all Swagger is quite well known in developer circles these days. Secondly, a few months ago I wrote a blog post about how to use Swagger to generate client SDKs for REST APIs.Swagger - originally having originated at Wordnik is a tool for documenting and publishing their ... Read more

Annotate and validate data structures with JSON Schema

I'd like to begin my little series of useful tools for developing CRUD applications with JSON Schema:"JSON Schema is a vocabulary that allows you to annotate and validate JSON documents."JSON Schema gives you a straightforward way to provide type information and validation to existing data structures. Say, for example you have a product instance like this (converted from your language's native object or general data structure format using a tool like Jackson for Java):Then using a tool like this online JSON ... Read more

Why Do We Still Write CRUD Applications?

Probably every software developer - since the 1990s at least - has been there once, asking him- or herself: "Why do I have to write tedious, repetitive CRUD code time and time again?"Being good, virtuous programmers some of those developers did what software development in the end mostly is about: They tried to automate a cumbersome, repetitive process that like any repetitive process should be performed by machines rather than humans.Some have succeeded - to some degree at least - ... Read more

Using Netflix Zuul As a Reverse Proxy / API Gateway

Zuul, which like the service discovery tool Eureka and the fault tolerance library Hystrix is part of Netflix' cloud orchestration stack, is a reverse proxy / API gateway.A reverse proxy conceptually works like this:A reverse proxy allows you to route requests to a single domain to multiple backing services behind that proxy. This can be conducive in situations where you want to break up your application into several loosely-coupled components that externally, that is facing the user, nonetheless act as if ... Read more

Using Spring JdbcTemplate Instead of Object-Relational Mapping

Spring JDBC and Spring JdbcTemplate in particular has become my go-to tool for accessing relational databases for quite some time now and for good reason in my opinion:The common way for using data from an RDBMS in an object-oriented context used to be and for the most part still is object-relational mapping (ORM) frameworks like the Java Persistence API (JPA) or Rails' ActiveRecord. As the name suggests these frameworks attempt to map data (and concepts) from relational, set-oriented data structures, which ... Read more

Mario Klingemann @ beyond tellerrand 2017 – Machimaginarium

Machimaginarium – Mario Klingemann – btconfDUS2017 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Jeremy Keith @ beyond tellerrand 2017 – Evaluating Technology

Jeremy Keith @ beyond tellerrand 2017:Evaluating Technology – Jeremy Keith – btconfDUS2017 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Flex Box Explained with Animations

Flex Box is a fairly new CSS3 layout standard that allows you to have layout elements automatically fit the available space according to layout rules defined in a website's stylesheet. While as of today still a W3C Candidate Recommendation Flex Box is already well-supported by all major browsers.In contrast to tried and true block- or grid-based layouts with Flex Box the onus of defining the exact placement of an element isn't on the designer but the browser. Flex Box therefore is ... Read more
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