Exploring Angular2

November 10, 2015

AngularJS 1.x gained an unprecedented following in the past few years. We use it heavily in our applications, too. All the more reason to dive into the next iteration of this widely popular framework: Angular2.

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From OSGi to Jigsaw

October 27, 2015

In my last post I introduced the new Java Platform Module system with a small example. As of September, there is an implementation to play with, codename Jigsaw. After some introductory toy examples, I did what any curious coder does: port a familiar (and not entirely trivial) codebase to the new shiny technology. In this case, I took a small dynamic dashboard based on OSGi and implemented it using the proposed Java Platform Module System.

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The Java Module system: a first look

September 10, 2015

A module system for Java has been a long time coming. Late 2014, a new JSR requirements document (JSR-376) was created to this end. The changes are slated for Java 9. However, no working prototype was available. Until yesterday, that is. There now is an OpenJDK early access build that includes Project Jigsaw.

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On monoliths, microservices and critical thinking

June 10, 2015

Something very interesting happened last week. At first I wasn't sure whether it was a misguided attempt at humor. Sure enough, Twitter timelines switched en masse from advocating microservices to glorifying monoliths. What a strange world we live in.

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