01 Dec

Cloud Native Java by Josh Long “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” -W. Edwards Deming Work takes time to flow through an organization and ultimately be deployed to production where it captures value. It’s critical to reduce time-to-production. Software – for many organizations and industries – is a competitive advantage. Organizations […]

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Last week Gluon and Pivotal announced a collaboration, so apps created with Gluon Mobile can interface with Gluon CloudLink on Pivotal Web Services. Pivotal Web Services is a platform that allows you to deploy and manage applications, using the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI). Once using PWS, there is a marketplace that allows users […]

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The IT world is moving forward fast. I wrote about Microservices and whether that spells the death of the Enterprise Service Bus and other middleware a year ago. This article is a “follow-up” and update to discuss how relevant microservices, containers and a cloud-native architecture is for middleware. It is unbelievable how fast enterprises of […]

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Pivotal advocacy team member Bridget Kromhout took some time out from speaking about distributed systems at last month’s Ricon to chat to Voxxed about her experiences as an early Docker adopter (before it was even really safe for use),  following tech trends, and why “just rubbing” some containers on your problems won’t magically fix everything. Voxxed: […]

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Pivotal’s Dave Syer joins Voxxed to chat about his work on Spring Cloud – a set of tools to help developers build distributed systems. We discuss how the tool (which isn’t as cloud-centric as the name would suggest) helps developers avoid reinventing the wheel, and why ‘Best Practice’ can be a burden. Filmed at Devoxx […]

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Typesafe have been tireless in their quest to reactively-label all the things – but this week,thanks to the GA availability of the final version of Reactive Streams 1.0 for the JVM, they’ve had to do very little to push the buzzword. Even a self-professed C# fanboy on Hacker News was moved to comment that “the Java community has […]

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If you have a Spring MVC web application that’s configured programmatically; i.e. using Spring JavaConfig, you’re probably left feeling it’s all or nothing with regards to either Java code or XML for configuration. Many folks ask the question; ‘So I don’t have a ‘web.xml’ file anymore ? All the configuration is taken care of in […]

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Spring MVC forms a solid foundation for implementing REST-based web services in Java. However, in real-world projects, developers still face challenges when it comes to advanced questions of REST. How to really leverage hypermedia? How to model more-complex business functionality with REST? This session introduces the Spring RESTBucks sample project for implementing a business process […]

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There’s a reason a cold shudder runs down the back of any developer when the term “vendor lock-in” rears its head. Nobody wants to be held hostage by their software provider, forced to accommodate time sucking Galapagos-like systems when they could be focusing on, you know, actual development. Having decided that Apache Hadoop technology was […]

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It’s not seen as good practice to have actual values hard-coded into you application code. If you deploy your application into different environments, say from development to test to live, how can those values be changed? Values for things like; Filenames, File paths, Server addresses, etc. Usernames and passwords. All these and other things need to […]

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