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I’m an independent IT consultant and entrepreneur in the Internet and software business. I’m interested in design, enterprise applications, web apps and SaaS products. I design and develop business solutions and applications. I help companies in terms of software quality and knowledge transfer, e.g. with Angular and Spring Boot.

Thoughts about layered architecture – Mapping efficiently with SQL by Tim Zöller @ Spring I/O 2022

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Spring Framework 6: Infrastructure Themes by Juergen Hoeller @ Spring I/O 2022

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Let’s build components, not layers by Tom Hombergs @ Spring I/O 2022

At Spring I/O 2022, Tom Hombergs, another fellow co-author of "Stratospheric - From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS", explored the subject of how to design the architecture of an application to make it both accessible and composable: Read more

Modular Applications with Spring by Oliver Drotbohm and Michael Plöd @ Spring I/O 2022

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Harnessing Amazon’s DynamoDB with Spring by Iuliana Cosmina @ Spring I/O 2022

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Spring for the architecturally curious developer by Oliver Drotbohm @ Spring I/O 2022

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Spring Cloud Gateway: Resilience, Security, and Observability by Thomas Vitale @ Spring I/O 2022

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Collaboration When Developing Spring Boot Microservices by Dan Erez @ Spring I/O 2022

- At about 11 minutes in you can hear me qualify myself as "oldest man in the audience" by virtue of knowing Zuul from the original Ghostbusters movie. - Read more

Major Migrations Made Easy by Tim Te Beek @ Spring I/O 2022

I'll write a more comprehensive review of Spring I/O 2022 in Barcelona soon. Until then, I'll post recordings of some of the talks I've found most intriguing during that conference. One of those talks was given by software engineer Tim te Beek on OpenRewrite - a tool for complex source code refactoring (e.g., framework migrations, vulnerability patches, and API migrations): Mostly focused on Java for the time being, OpenRewrite is a tremendously useful tool when it comes to refactoring the source code of ... Read more

Christopher Alexander – Patterns in Architecture

Sadly, a few days ago, seminal architect and design theorist Christopher Alexander passed away. Having coined the term "pattern language" Christopher Alexander is considered the father of the pattern language movement. It is this term we as software engineers - oftentimes quite casually - refer to when we're talking about design patterns. In 1996, Christopher Alexander gave this compelling talk at the 1996 ACM Conference on Object-Oriented Programs, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA): In this talk, Alexander addresses the connection between architecture and software ... Read more
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