Spring Boot: Power + Productivity

There’s a lot of hype these days around microservices and distributed architectures (and for good reason!). Unfortunately, the “traditional” Spring Framework was not a great candidate for this craze; mountains of configuration and boilerplate got .. READ MORE

Speed Up Spock Spring Tests

This article follows up some excellent info on testing Spring with Spock here and here. Developing with Spring and testing with Spock means you’re using two of the best tools available on the JVM today. .. READ MORE

Configuring Kafka Topics with Spring Kafka

Here’s a common scenario, your engineering team decides to use Kafka and they start writing producers, consumers, connectors, streams, you name it. Before long, 6 engineers have manually created 20+ topics in the lower environment .. READ MORE

Intro to Reactive Web in Spring 5

One of the biggest features planned for Spring 5, planned for release later this year, is the new Reactive Web extensions. For a long time Spring has had support for asynchronous web requests by suspending .. READ MORE