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.

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

Exciting things in Spring Boot 2

I looked at the release notes for Spring Boot 2.0.0.M1 not expecting a lot of exciting changes but was surprised by some compelling things. There is the usual “deprecated classes are removed” and “Dependency X .. READ MORE

Database Migrations in Flyway

The concept of data migrations has been around for a long time and in the past, they have been projects that are separated from the main project, mostly with SQL script to change the tables, .. READ MORE