Introducing Red Hat CDK

This week, we will take a look at Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK). CDK provides a pre-built Container Development Environment based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help you develop container-based applications quickly. We will install CDK on a Windows machine and deploy our mykubernetesplanet Docker image from our last post to the Kubernetes cluster.

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J-Spring 2018 impressions

On Thursday the 31st of May I went to the J-Spring conference at Utrecht, the Netherlands. J-Spring is the largest one day Java conference in the Netherlands in the spring organised by the NLJUG (Dutch Java User Group). The title of the event might be a bit misleading as you may think that it is only about Pivotal’s Spring, but it is more than that. In this post I want to share my experiences that day.

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Build and deploy a Spring Boot app on Minikube (part 2)

In  part 1 of this post, we learned how to create a Spring Boot application, create a Docker image for it and push it to a Docker registry. At the end, we installed Minikube in an Ubuntu VM. In this second part, we will get familiar with some Kubernetes terminology, deploy the application to our Minikube cluster and update the application. The sources used for the application can be found at GitHub. The Docker registry which we use can be found here (or you can use your own Docker registry).

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Build and deploy a Spring Boot app on Minikube (part 1)

In this post we will take a look how we can build a Spring Boot application, create the Docker image, deploy it to a Docker registry and deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster. This will give us the opportunity to get acquainted with the basics from building an application up to deploying it to Kubernetes. Sources can be found at GitHub.

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Project Lombok: Reduce boilerplate code

In this post we will take a look at Project Lombok and what it has to offer us. Project Lombok reduces boilerplate code by making use of annotations in your code. Main advantage is achieved with POJO’s (Plain Old Java Objects): you don’t have to code getters and setters anymore. Although your IDE provides the possibility to generate getters and setters, with Project Lombok you also don’t have to read them anymore. Source code used in this post can be found at GitHub.

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Spring Boot Actuator in Spring Boot 2.0

In this post we will take a closer look at Spring Actuator and highlight some changes of it in Spring Boot 2.0. We will discuss some of the endpoints and will create a custom endpoint to our application. The sources can be found at GitHub.

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Spring WebFlux: a basic CRUD application (part 2)

In part 2 of this post, we will refactor the application written in part 1 in order to use a database. We will take a short look at the choices we have when selecting a database in combination with Spring WebFlux, use an embedded version of the database, refactor the sources and find solutions for the problems we encounter. The code can be found at GitHub in branch mongodb.

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