The mystery of three letter acronyms

Playing around with three letter acronyms (TLA) seems to have some history in computing. You’ll find them in SciFi movies or in the naming of some products.

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Hello Papers!

Hello, this is a place holder post for the Papers category …

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The tiny BASH Cheat Sheet

The tiny BASH Cheet Sheet provides you (me) with a more or less alphabetically sorted tool-box of the expressions I most commonly use and tend to forget.

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Restful JShell … RestREPL your Java 9’s JShell!

Java 9’s JShell can not only be used as a command line tool, furthermore you can use it in your own Java application. Learn on how to harness the JShell by building a restful service around it.

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JVM-Con 2017 in Cologne

This year I have been at the JVM-Con 2017 in Cologne as a speaker, the topic being »About sense and nonsense on extensive framework use« …

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Bare-Metal REST with just a few lines of code

On building slim RESTful services and REST clients without a Heavy-Weight framework doing magic in the background and with a little help from Java 8’s lambda expressions.

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The utility-builder pattern

Combining a utility class’s functionality with the builder pattern, add some spicy properties to it, and here comes the utility-builder pattern. Let’s try a definition…

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No more Mr. Nice Guy, no more code reviews!!!

No more code reviews, Mr. Nice Guy! Did you ever spend more than one second on thinking about WHO has to use your code’s INTERFACES ?!? Go away code review, I want good interfaces …

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Yet another REST cheat sheet

I believe that good interfaces are even more important than good code. Refactoring a bad interface bears far-reaching implications effecting the interface implementation(s) as well as all the interface consumers …

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Off topic summertime workshops

Summer break is over and I wasn’t lazy … trying to get an electrified flight plane into the air and refurbishing an old Merkur VISION arcade cabinet …

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refcodes-jobbus: Asynchronous job execution

Push your jobs onto the job-bus, let the job-bus execute your jobs asynchronously and grab the results later on - don’t bother with where (local or remote) your jobs are being executed …

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Publish … subscribe … observe … event-bus?

Lately some colleagues and me were reasoning on how to do client-side communication between web-page components … with Java I recommend taking a look at the refcodes-eventbus …

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Logging like the nerds log

An introduction to the refcodes-logger framework; let’s start with giving your logs some color and tidy them up! Then let’s take over spring-boot’s log output …

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My blog to accompany my org.refcodes Java based Maven artifacts

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