Improve Your Robot Framework Tests With Robocop

Testing software will tell you something about the quality of your software. But how do you ensure that your tests have a high quality? A static analysis tool can help you in order to improve the quality. Robocop is a such a static analysis tool for Robot Framework tests. In this blog, you will learn how to use and configure Robocop for your purposes.

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Why Start a Technical Blog

About 3,5 years ago, I started this blog. Why have I done this and has it brought to me what I expected it to be. In this blog, I will look back at the past 3,5 years and share my experiences. It will also containe some tips and tricks when you want to start blogging yourself. Enjoy!

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How to Monitor a Spring Boot App

In this blog you will learn how to monitor a Spring Boot application. You will make use of Spring Actuator, Micrometer, Prometheus and Grafana. Seems a lot of work, but this is easier as you might think!

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Getting Started With RSocket Part 2

In this blog, you will continue where you left off after Part 1. You will explore the RSocket communication models Fire-and-Forget, Request-Stream and Channel. For all of these models, you will create the server, client and a unit test.

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Getting Started With RSocket Part 1

In this blog, you will learn the basics of RSocket, a binary application protocol which supports Reactive Streams. After the introduction, you will learn how to use RSocket in combination with Spring Boot. Enjoy!

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How to Start Contributing to Open Source

Every now and then, the idea of contributing to Open Source Software crosses the mind of every developer. However, often, it just remains to think about it instead of actually doing something. In this blog, I want to tell the story of my first Pull Request.

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How to Create an AWS Continuous Deployment Pipeline Cont’d

In our previous post, we showed how to create an AWS Continuous Deployment Pipeline. This post will continue where we left off. We will enhance the pipeline with a Review stage, a more efficient use of the Maven cache and add notifications to the pipeline.

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How to Create an AWS Continuous Deployment Pipeline

Creating a continuous deployment pipeline will bring us a step closer to an automated build, test, deploy strategy. In order to create such a pipeline, we need to have access to several tools. Instead of installing these on on-premise servers, we can make use of the AWS cloud offer. Let’s see how this can be accomplished!

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How to Deploy a Spring Cloud Function on AWS Lambda

In this post, we will create a Spring Cloud Function and create some unit tests for it. We will do so by creating a function with Bean definition and with the functional style. At the end, we will deploy the function on AWS Lambda.

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