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Meetings as a waste of money

I read an article about meetings as complete time and money wasters. Jeff Haden’s opinion is that 99% of the meetings are a waste of money for the company. The author seems to be very strict, but a...

Naming conventions for interfaces in Java

Although the guy was open to change the code, he didn’t really consider using names with an I prefix a bad habit. I was not so happy sith a such an outcome, even though it would have already resul...

Meet Neo4j again

Then when my daughter arrived to our world, I spent a month at home. Even though being with a new born is a tough job, I could dedicate a little bit of time to learn, to stretch my mind every day. ...

I made my first open source contribution

Finally I got it! In my new project we use a maven plugin to generate files from protobuf code with protoc. On the Windows machines the build worked fine, but on my Linux one the build failed. Af...

Test driven development with Spring

Yesterday we started to sketch up a hello world REST application. Its hello service doesn’t even have to return anything in its response it just has to print hello, world! to the logs. But how do y...

Horror with Maven - dependency management vs dependencies

In fact we want to upload our code to a local OpenShift instance with the help of Fabric8 plugin. Maybe there is an IntelliJ plugin, but I did not go into that direction. The first time I ran mvn ...

Getting familiar with Kafka

Even though my feature team won’t communicate directly with Kafka, we’ll use a wrapper organized by another feature team, it is important to understand what is underneath. Hence first I just draft...

A new app

For a couple of weeks I’ve been on low information diet. It means that I don’t browse the feed of any social media and I don’t browse general news sites. I had not been watching TV for a long time....

4 Hours Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

Wow. If half of it, half of his stories are true, he is really a special guy. One with creativity and grit. Grit towards not to work for the sake of work, that’s for sure. Even if you are not fond...

TDD as if you meant it

The kata we picked was TDD as if you meant it. The rules are the ones of TDD, plus some additionals. These rules - such as write the code first at the test class and don’t move it until… - are not ...