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MapStruct and Project Lombok are two tools which can make your life as a developer much easier. MapStruct is a slick project which generates type mappers via simple interfaces. You define an interface method to accept a source type with a return type. And MapStruct generates the implementation of the mapper. Project Lombok is a […]Continue reading

Enterprise Applications developed using the Spring Framework use different types of configuration properties to configure the application at runtime. These configuration properties help in connecting to databases, messaging systems, perform logging, caching, and lots more. It is common to store configuration properties in external .properties and .yml files. There are various ways of reading external […]Continue reading

List is one of the most commonly used collections in Java. Some List implementations are LinkedList, ArrayList, and Stack. In this post, I will take you through some of the common operations performed on List. Overview In Java, List is an interface that provides the facility to maintain an ordered collection. It provides different methods that […]Continue reading

Using API Gateways is a common design pattern with microservice architectures. API Gateways allow you to abstract the underlying implementation of the microservices. Microservices based systems typically have a large number of independent services. One challenge in such systems is how external clients interact with the services. If external clients interact directly with each microservices, […]Continue reading

A Spring Boot RESTful service is typically divided into three layers:  Repository, Service, and Controller. This layering helps to segregate the RESTful application responsibilities and enabling loose coupling between the objects. When you develop a layered RESTful application, you will also need to test the different layers. In this post, I will discuss testing Spring […]Continue reading

RabbitMQ is a common messaging broker which allows applications to connect and communicate. It’s common for services in microservices-based systems to communicate asynchronously through messaging. In order to create such a message-based system, you need a message broker, aka messaging server. A message broker can support several messaging patterns. Typically, a message sender sends a […]Continue reading