The Best Comments of December 2015

I think that the best part of writing a blog is to get comments from my readers. Because I have learned a lot from my readers, I want to “reward” the best comments, help you to learn new things, and (hopefully) encourage people to leave more comments. The rules are simple: I select X best […] Read more

Generating HTML Documentation From RAML Documents With Maven

The RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) is a YAML-based language that is used for describing REST(ful) APIs. I like the RAML syntax because it's text based, versatile, and easy to use. However, when I publish a REST API, I must provide readable API documentation or no one will use my API. This blog post describes […] Read more

Writing Unit Tests With Spock Framework: Creating a Maven Project

The Spock Framework is a testing and specification framework for Java and Groovy applications. Its website make a somewhat bold claim: What makes it stand out from the crowd is its beautiful and highly expressive specification language. Before we can verify if this claim is true, we have to create an example project that we […] Read more

10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

The year 2014 is almost over, and this means that it is time to publish the most popular blog posts that I wrote during this year. I selected these blog posts by using Google Analytics. I selected all blog posts that were published during 2014 and picked the blog posts that had the most page […] Read more

FindBugs Maven Plugin Tutorial

FindBugs is a static code analysis tool which identifies problems found from Java code. We can integrate FindBugs into our build process by using the FindBugs Maven plugin. This blog post identifies four typical use cases and describes how we can configure the FindBugs Maven plugin to support each use case. The described use cases […] Read more

Using jOOQ With Spring: Code Generation

As we might remember from the first part of this tutorial, jOOQ states that jOOQ generates Java code from your database and lets you build typesafe SQL queries through its fluent API. The first part of this tutorial describes how we can configure the application context of a Spring powered application which uses jOOQ, but […] Read more