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

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Stratospheric: 1-Year Anniversary Sale and Release 1.8

It’s been exactly one year since we have released version 1.0 of the Stratospheric book. The book already has 900 readers on Leanpub. Let’s make it 1,000 this month! We want to celebrate the anniversary with you by releasing version 1.8 of the book and doing an anniversary sale. You can read more about the new release in this blog post on the Stratospheric website. Read more

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

Ahead Of Time and Native in Spring Boot 3.0 by Brian Clozel and Stéphane Nicoll @ Spring I/O 2022

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Modern Frontends Using Spring Boot and Thymeleaf With Htmx by Wim Deblauwe @ Spring I/O 2022

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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

How Fixing a Broken Window Cut Down Our Build Time by 50% By Philip Riecks @ Spring I/O 2022

At Spring I/O 2022, Philip Riecks, one of my fellow authors of "Stratospheric - From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS" gave this interesting talk on reducing build time by addressing a "broken windows" problem that can occur if we take (too many) shortcuts when writing software tests: Read more

New Stratospheric Blog Post on Faster Amazon ECS Container Deployments

This week, we published a new Stratospheric blog post on how we achieved faster Amazon ECS Container deployments. So, if you're running containerized applications on AWS you might want to check this out. While that specific example uses the AWS CDK in its Java incarnation the general ideas and settings are generally applicable and therefore should easily translate to other languages and environments, too. Read more

Stratospheric Online Course: Early-Bird Offer

Earlier his week, we finally released the first iteration of the Stratospheric Online Course - a companion course to our ebook "Stratospheric - From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS"! Having just returned from Spring I/O 2022 in Barcelona - where, incidentally, the authors of Stratospheric met in person for the first time - I can say there are quite a few exciting things in store for Spring Boot and Spring in the near future, particularly when it comes to ... Read more

Self-Publishing a Book With (Almost) Complete Strangers: A Recap of Our Writing Process for Stratospheric

This week, Philip Riecks - one of the co-authors with whom I wrote Stratospheric - From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS - published this article about our writing process for that ebook on his new blog about subjects such as freelancing, motivation, indie hacking, or productivity: Self-Publishing a Book With (Almost) Complete Strangers This highly detailed documentation of our writing process not only describes how we went about writing, publishing, and marketing Stratospheric but also gives a slew of suggestions, ... Read more
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