In this post I’m using the Maven Enforcer plugin to break the build when certain files don’t follow the expected naming convention. It’s always a good idea to take the time and implement these checks inside the build pipeline. The alternative is hoping that code reviewers will spot the problems, which is a manual, tedious and error prone approach. Automate all the things! Continue reading “Validate filename conventions with Maven Enforcer plugin”
If your Windows PowerShell profile is inside your OneDrive folder and you don’t like that, this is what you have to do: Continue reading “Tip: Windows PowerShell and OneDrive”
When it comes to installing software on a Windows laptop, I often prefer portable apps compared to Windows installers. I am also looking currently into Chocolatey as a package manager solution. But also there, I prefer portable apps. Continue reading “Tip: Send to Programs Start Menu”
A little bit more than a month ago, I created an improved Maven archetype project. Similar to the default quickstart archetype, but for Java 8 and with recent jUnit dependency. In order for someone to use it, they’d have to clone the repo, as I had not published it in Maven. After a bit of studying, I figured out what is needed to make the package public. More importantly, I implemented the process in Travis, so that a new version gets published automatically.
In this post we’ll create a small Java application, run it inside a Docker container, and use IntelliJ IDEA to debug. The source code is available here. This is a rather large post, so take your time.
Using Kafka on your local development machine adds another level of complexity. You need to manage two extra services, Apache ZooKeeper and Apache Kafka. In a previous post, I mentioned the possibility of creating a Windows service wrapper for Kafka, so that managing is a bit easier. In this post, we’ll have a look at Docker and how we can use it to solve the same problem in a different way. I am new to Docker, so this is a very basic post, more like an introduction to Docker. Continue reading “Kafka with Docker: A Docker introduction”