Mike Hostetler

Sr. Consultant
4 years at Object Partners
22 years of Technology Experience

Mike has almost 20 years of experience in technology. He started in networking and Unix administration, and grew into technical support and QA testing. But he has always done some development on the side and decided a few years ago to pursue it full-time. His history of working with users gives Mike a unique perspective on writing software.

Managing Multiple Python Instances

The problem with working on different Python codebases is the versioning and the large amounts of libraries available. Say you are working on a data science project using Pandas and then suddenly your boss wants .. READ MORE

A Quick Tour of Joda Beans

One of my big headaches about Java is the amount of boilerplate code you need to put in to make things work right. Especially in POJOs. I mean, is the solution to always run “generate .. READ MORE

Using Git within Gradle

I had a task to have a Gradle build look at the Git branch name and set a different variable based on what branch was. I could have made a system call to git but .. READ MORE

Liquibase and Spring Boot

I think it’s great that Spring Boot has built-in support for Liquibase but I think there is missing documentation on it. Some of it is on Spring’s part and others are in Liquibase. I hope .. READ MORE

MyBatis and Kotlin

I wanted to do a little sample application in Kotlin. I’m getting tired of using JPA for all the things, so I decided to try out MyBatis. I had used MyBatis with great success years ago, .. READ MORE

Missing Codecs in MongoDB

When upgrading a project’s Mongo driver from 2.13.0 to 3.4.2, we got the following exception: org.bson.codecs.configuration.CodecConfigurationException: can’t find a codec for class java.math.BigDecimal. Well it seems that Mongo doesn’t support BigDecimal any longer. There we .. READ MORE

Handy Gradle Recipes

I’ve been trying to simplify my tools lately – less reliance on Intelij IDEA and using the command line more and more. At times, I feel like my workflow has sped up because of a .. READ MORE