Blog: A java geek (Nicolas Frankel)

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A new milestone in my career
Two weeks ago, I started a completely new position at a new company: I'm now Developer Advocate (or to be more accurate, Developer Relations...
16-09-2018 19:52:45 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Crafting Java policy files, a practical guide
In one of my previous posts, I described how to create a custom policy file for one's application. The process was manual and incremental. B...
09-09-2018 18:28:00 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Default methods in Java 8, and what it changes in API design
Java 8 introduced default methods in interfaces. This post describes what they are, and how they can change the design of APIs. A nominal de...
02-09-2018 17:14:23 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Back to basics: Dependency Injection
After years of near-ubiquitous usage of Dependency Injection, I see more and more posts and talks questioning its value. Some even go to the...
26-08-2018 18:41:04 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Decoding Clojure code, getting your feet wet
Recently, I had some some fun writing functional Kotlin to solve the FizzBuzz test. I asked for some feedback, and one of the answer I recei...
19-08-2018 18:23:48 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Java serialization
In one of my recent courses, we talked about Java 5 annotations. I told my students that before that time, one had to use marker interface i...
12-08-2018 20:03:56 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Spring Boot integration in IntelliJ IDEA
If you're developing with Spring Boot, IntelliJ IDEA does offer a lot of niceties to speed up development. Let's browse through some of them...
05-08-2018 17:51:35 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Configuring Graal Native AOT for reflection
I've been following GraalVM with a lot of interest. One of the interesting areas is its ability to compile bytecode Ahead-Of-Time, and creat...
29-07-2018 18:52:48 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Refining functional Spring
Last week, I wrote on how to migrate an existing Spring Boot application with a functional approach toward configuration. Since then, I got ...
22-07-2018 18:34:17 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing
Spring Boot, migrating to functional
In the latest years, there has been some push-back against frameworks, and more specifically annotations: some call it magic, and claim it's...
15-07-2018 19:31:22 A java geek (Nicolas Frankel) Agile & Testing

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