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How to Get Rid of Microservices?

May 23, 2024
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SMEs, Steer Clear of Microservices!

For more than a decade, hardly a conference goes by without the topic of microservices. Industry magazines publish numerous articles on the subject, and external consulting firms sell workshops, actively advise on switching to a microservice architecture, and tout its benefits. For many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), this sounds attractive—what helps the big players so much can’t hurt the smaller ones, right? This is a dangerous misconception. This article was first published in German as a premium article on Golem.

Architecture March 22, 2024

The Cost of Accidental Complexity in Development

In the beginning, IT teams often implement new features quickly, but over time, development tends to slow down. Accidental Complexity is a frequent culprit – this article explains its origins and how it can be mitigated. This article was originally published in German as a premium article on Golem.de in June 2023. It’s no secret that systems grow more complex over time, leading to longer development cycles. This is inevitable when dealing with inherently complex problems, known as Essential Complexity.

Performance September 20, 2023

Your Java Application in Detail: Performance Analysis with JMX and JDK Mission Control

When it comes to analyzing the performance or behavior of a Java application, Java Management Extensions (JMX) is a valuable tool. In this article, we will explore how you can utilize JMX to profile your application, particularly with the use of JDK Mission Control (JMC). JMX: A Quick Overview JMX provides a simple and standardized method for monitoring and managing Java applications. With JMX, you can access various metrics and information about your JVM and even adjust real-time settings.

Spring September 13, 2023

Spring Events: Decouple Your Application with @EventListener and ApplicationEvents

If you’re already working with the Spring Framework, you’ve undoubtedly recognized its power and versatility. One of the valuable - yet often overlooked - features of Spring is its event-handling system. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into how you can configure events in the Spring Framework using @EventListener. Moreover, we’ll illustrate how these events can be paired with transactions and asynchronicity. Why Events in the Spring Framework? Events are an integral component of the Spring Framework.

Spring September 6, 2023

Spring's Assert Class: The Smart Way to Validate

There are many ways to ensure your code does what it’s supposed to do. Java even has a built-in assert language feature for this very purpose. And then there’s Spring’s Assert class. But why should I use this? In this article, we delve deeply into the subject and explore the advantages of using this class for validating your data and arguments. Why Use Assertions at All? Before diving into the details of the Spring Assert class, let’s briefly clarify the significance of assertions.