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API Conference and Serverless Architecture Conference Berlin

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I’m currently in Berlin to share my passion for software development in general and serverless applications. Exciting!!   On API Conference I am speaking about “API first development with OpenAPI”. On Serverless Conference I’m talking about “Monitoring serverless application”. You can find the content of these sessions via: API first development with OpenAPI Monitoring serverless […]

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Wiremock on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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You need a Wiremock and you need it fast! You have no time to setup a server to run it on! Behold.. Wiremock on Elastic Beanstalk      Download the wiremock standalone jar: http://wiremock.org/docs/running-standalone/ and put it in a separate folder Run it locally on port 5000: java -jar wiremock-standalone-2.25.0.jar –port 5000 Why 5000? It’s […]

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Ionic

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Long time have I been eager to do some more frontend stuff. Finally I found the time to play around with Ionic. As I am completely new to this, I checked out the getting started over here.   Ionic is a framework that allows you to create mobile apps using web technologies (html, css, javascript). […]

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Spring Cloud Function

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Howdy Folks, I just got back from having an amazing time at SpringIO 2019 in Barcelona. Since I have a close affinity with the ‘serverless’ concept Spring-Cloud-Function particularly caught my attention. I will undoubtedly write a longer blogpost. I missed my flight this morning (not drunk just tired) so I had some time to kill. […]

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Sailing on light!

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I just moved the website to AWS Lightsail. Luckily I wrote this tutorial a couple weeks ago when I was doing a try-out: https://nickvanhoof.com/2019/05/12/we-are-moving-again/ I thought configuring the ssl certificate would be a hard part. But letsencrypt made it stunningly easy: https://docs.bitnami.com/aws/faq/administration/generate-configure-certificate-letsencrypt/ Both nickvanhoof.com and nickvanhoof.be are working as separate domains now. I didn’t want […]

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We are moving again!

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Last year we moved from Paris, France to Dublin, Ireland. Now we are moving from EC2 to Lightsail! (With “WE” I mean “nickvanhoof.com”) To validate the move I already moved this website to a Lightsail version under a different domain name. You can find it here: https://codingexpedition.com . It is a perfect clone of this […]

Clean Code

Clean Code 3.0 – Functions

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“The first rule of functions is that they should be small. The second rule of functions is that they should be smaller than that” a function should only do one thing: A function that only does steps that are one level below the stated nane of the function, then the function is doing one thing. Avoid […]

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Clean Code 2.0

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Meaningful names The importance of good names (variables, classes, functions ..) is often overlooked. Code is read 10 times more than it is written. Names have a great impact on understanding what the code does. With good names it takes less time to get to know or maintain the code. The context of the code […]

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Event driven architectures

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I came along a very interesting video of Martin Fowler about Event Driven Architectures and how that term covers a lot of different things: The many meanings of event driven architectures . I want to share my notes cause I think there is a lot of important info in the talk.   Four things related to […]

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Clean Code 1.0

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I decided to read “Clean code” by Robert C. Martin again since it is such an inspiring book. Here are  some key takeaways from the first chapter: We all know that later equals never! -> A working mess is better than nothing. I’ll clean it up later. Naah, NO WAY that’s true! In chapter 1 Uncle Bob […]