Year: 2018

Apache Maven is distributed in several formats. The simplest way to install Maven is to download a ready-made binary distribution archive and follow the installation instructions. Maven 3.3+ release requires JDK 1.7 or above to execute. General Requirements Java JDK must be installed on system. Java 1.7 or higher is needed for Maven. To verify the […]Continue reading

This past week I needed to upgrade my blog (Spring Framework Guru – aka SFG). This post is not going to be a technical how-to. But more of an overview targeted to new developers for them to see steps taken to migrate a production WordPress site to a new instance, with near zero downtime. Disclaimer […]Continue reading

In this post, I will explain the Merge Sort algorithm and how to use it in Java. Sorting is the process of arranging data in ascending or descending order. Sorting becomes necessary while searching a particular record in database, a particular telephone number in telephone directory, words in a dictionary, and so on. In computer […]Continue reading

So your JUnit 5 tests are not running under Maven? You have JUnit 5 Tests which run fine from your IDE, but fail to run under Maven? Your test output looks like this: [INFO] – – ————————————————— [INFO] T E S T S [INFO] – – ————————————————— [INFO] [INFO] Results: [INFO] [INFO] Tests run: 0, […]Continue reading

Spring Framework 5 introduces WebClient, a component in the new Web Reactive framework that helps build reactive and non-blocking web applications. In web applications, a common requirement is to make HTTP calls to other services. Prior to Spring 5, there was RestTemplate for client-side HTTP access. RestTemplate, which is part of the Spring MVC project, […]Continue reading

Working for startups is always an interesting experience. Currently, I’m a software engineer at Velo Payments. If you’ve ever worked for a startup, you’ll quickly see that you get to wear many hats. One of the hats I get to wear is the creation of developer center (currently in the oven). In the very near […]Continue reading

Consumer Driven Contracts are considered a design pattern for evolving services. Spring Cloud Contract can be used to implement consumer driven contracts for services developed using the Spring Framework. In this post, I’ll take an in-depth look at using Spring Cloud Contract to create Consumer Driven Contracts. An Overview of Spring Cloud Contract Let’s consider a […]Continue reading

It’s a fairly common task as a Java developer to convert from a List to an Array or from an Array to a list. In one of my previous post, I discussed about converting Map to List. Like many things in Java, there is often more than one way to accomplish a task. In this […]Continue reading

In applications, you often need to work with a set of constant values. For example, representing a contract status with the “permanent”, “temp”, and “intern” values, or directions with the “north”, “south”, “east”, and “west” values. In Java, you use the enum type (short for enumeration), a special datatype introduced in Java 5 to represent […]Continue reading