VisualVM and JDK Mission Control on Mac OS

By | November 21, 2019

Given that Oracle’s Java licensing model has changed, I have uninstalled all Oracle JDKs from my computer and am using SDKMAN to download free Java JDK versions. However I did not find my favourite Java JVM monitoring tools, VisualVM and Mission Control, in any of the JDKs that I downloaded with SDKMAN. VisualVM VisualVM was… Read More »

Coming update: Core Spring 5 Certification in Detail

By | October 12, 2019

After Pivotal have changed the topics of the Spring 5 certification, I have received several requests to update my book Core Spring 5 Certification in Detail. First of all, I want to thanks everyone for their encouragement and patience. It has been a very busy summer and autumn for me, but this is a short… Read More »

GitLab CI/CD Pipeline for Maven-Based Applications

By | September 28, 2019

In this my third GitLab-related article I will show how I set up a CI/CD pipeline in GitLab CE for Maven-based applications that can produce, scan Docker images for release versions of the application. When I set out to create this pipeline, little did I know that I would also need to define a Git… Read More »

Building in Docker Containers on GitLab CE

By | June 17, 2019

In this article I will show how I added a GitLab runner with a Docker executor to my original GitLab CE setup. This type of GitLab runner will allow me to run GitLab jobs in containers created from Docker images. Almost a year ago I wrote an article about running GitLab CE in a Docker… Read More »

Spring Integration 5: Subscribable Message Channels – Common Properties

By | June 12, 2019

It’s been a long time since I started looking at Spring Integration 5 and after miscellaneous interventions, such as a book on the Spring Core certification, having moved and a job that provides a never-ending stream of surprises, I am finally back! This article is an article in a series of articles introducing Spring Integration… Read More »