03 Mar 2019
Symmetric strong two way encryption (in Kotlin)
Quite a lot of the examples one might find on internet regarding symmetric two way encryption are either wrong or use weak ciphers. I threw together a quick example in Kotlin on JVM
02 Jan 2019
Exploring Reactive Spring Boot (in Kotlin)
I have been using Kotlin in Spring Boot applications for some time now, and have decided to write an article examining a bare minimal springboot 2 application written in Kotlin which makes use of new reactive and functional SpringBoot goodies.
16 Jul 2017
Self contained jar to help with black box testing
After reading this presentation on microservice testing from Tobias Clemson I got thinking about a problem recently I encountered working on a project which has a microservice’ish architechture. The problem is how to isolate a service which has a REST api and black box test it from end to end.
02 Jul 2017
Quickly up and running with Groovy, Java8, Gradle, Spring Boot and Kotlin
Assuming you have Cygwin installed on your Windows machine (with unzip and curl packages) then this straightforward post will help anyone quickly setup an up to data Javaish development environment up and running. For Linux users its even easier of course…
01 Jul 2017
Setting IntelliJ to use Cygwin in terminal tab
Using cygwin within Intellij’s terminal tab (instead of default windows command prompt) is rather straightforward