Ales Nosek - The Software Practitioner

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Speaking at Red Hat Summit 2019

This year’s Red Hat Summit is going to be hosted in Boston on May 7-9, 2019. I will be co-presenting on the topic: Using Domain-driven Design to Reimagine Monolithic Applications in a World of Microservices. If you are interested in hearing about how to design monolithic applications in a practical, decomposable, and agile fashion, you can come and see Eric Murphy and myself at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Feel free to drop by to say hi!

Remote Debugging of Java Applications on OpenShift

In this article I am going to show you how to attach a debugger and a VisualVM profiler to the Java application running on OpenShift. The approach described here doesn’t make use of the Jolokia bridge. Instead, we are going to leverage the port-forwarding feature of OpenShift.

Comparing OpenAPI with gRPC

Are you still coding your API client libraries by hand? Is your manually maintained API documentation drifting away from what was actually implemented? You may be interested in reviewing the two popular technologies that solve this problem. In this article, we are going to look at OpenAPI and gRPC side-by-side.

How I Achieved the AWS Associate Certifications

Over the course of the last year I was working towards transitioning our company’s products to the AWS cloud. I gained a solid experience with many of the AWS services, wrote lots of lines of CloudFormation code, and embraced AWS reference architectures and best practices. To round up my AWS experience I thought that accomplishing some certifications would be a good idea. In this post, I am going to share with you how I achieved the AWS associate certifications.

Red Hat Summit 2018

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Red Hat Summit 2018. It was hosted at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 8-10, 2018. I greatly enjoyed this conference and would like to share with you some of the interesting things I learned there.

Designing a Common Build System

Code reuse belongs to the basic tenets of software development. Moreover, one should have the same principle in mind when maintaining build scripts. If you are copy-pasting Makefiles and pom.xml files from project to project, stop now and read this article! We are going to discuss how to design a common build system.