I have two GitLab accounts - "work account" and "personal account". One is for my professional work, it is registered to my work email. The second account is for my private/learning projects registered with my private email address. I want to keep those things separate and use two different identities when working with git. Lately, I’ve bought a new computer and had to set up this again.
In this post, I’d like to show you how I’ve started with writing this blog. How the process evolved during 3 years of writing. How I’ve finally managed to set up everything in a way that works for me now. If you don’t blog yet this might help you out with technical details on how you can start easily. If you already have a blog maybe you’ll be able to pick up some ideas.
Sometimes it’s good to have an option to try something out on the live environment. Checking things against production like traffic is the most reliable way to gather real-life metrics. In this post, I’m going to try and set up spring cache with a toggle. It’ll be possible to turn it off and on during application runtime possibly using external toggle service.
At work and in my private time I’m trying to get myself familiar with AWS cloud. Almost all of this is new for me. I know how to setup few things using AWS web console but infrastructure as a code was calling to me and I wanted to give it a spin. My first task was to create VPC with two pairs of subnets for private stuff and here is why I did it twice.
In my free time, I’m trying to learn something new and best of way learning is by doing. To avoid spinning my wheels in vain I’m helping to develop some product. In the previous post, I’ve described what we’ve decided to use for the UI and pointed out that I’m going to write integration tests. Here is how I integrated selenium e2e tests with gitlab-ci/travis-ci/whatever by running them in docker.
Most of java web applications is built on top of the Spring Framework. Spring has pretty good support for testing and it is a mistake not to take advantage of features it offers. I’ve been developing various applications using Spring MVC for some time and I’ve noticed few patterns for testing that do work.
If because of reasons you have to run Maria/Postgres/Oracle on localhost for development and you often import database dumps into it you probably spend some time waiting for DB to be ready to use. In this post, I’m going to show you how you can automate the whole process and save some time doing it with docker.