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Retrospektiven - Teil 1

Was macht eine gute Retrospektive aus?

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Draw The Diff

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Babylon as a Feature

The Tower of Babylon is a myth meant to explain why the world’s peoples speak different languages. In modern IT systems, it’s often a requirement to support multiple languages. Such internationalization (i18n for short) is a tough challenge – and this post describes a simple solution to just the tiny part of multilingual documents. Our solution combines the simplicity of the plain-text format AsciiDoc with a simple yet versatile build script to support multiple languages (like EN and DE) and multiple output formats (like PDF and HTML).

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Assessing the Sustainability Impact of Startups

A Guide for Entrepreneurs

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Property-based Testing with “fast-check”

1000 in one blow

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How to Encrypt a File on the JVM

You’ve got a secret password and some bytes you’d like to encrypt. JVM has all the tools you need to get it done.

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Why Your Team Needs Data Products

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Creating data products with Terraform on AWS

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Tracing in verteilten Anwendungen

Nicht nur, aber auch durch die DevOps-Bewegung machen sich Teams heute neben der Fachlichkeit vermehrt Gedanken um den Betrieb ihrer Anwendungen. Ein großes Thema ist hierbei Observability, also einen Einblick in den aktuellen Zustand des Systems zu haben. In dieser Kolumne betrachten wir mit Tracing einen der drei Bereiche von Observability und lernen anhand eines konkreten Beispiels, wie wir diesen umsetzen können.

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Automated code maintenance with OpenRewrite (Part 2)

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Automated code maintenance with OpenRewrite (Part 1)

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Kustomize Enhancement with KRM Functions

For a while, Kustomize has offered the possibility to extend its functionality with plugins that can be implemented in different ways. A new way is to use KRM functions that are not proprietary and can also work with other tools.

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Round-robin coding

Code handover in mere seconds with the mob tool

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Container-Images mit Buildpacks erzeugen

Also, wat is en Buildpack? Da stelle mehr uns janz dumm

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How to use Apple Shortcuts to integrate GPT-4o in macOS and iOS

Apple Shortcuts is a powerful app that lets you create custom workflows with multiple steps using your apps and content. You can also use it to interact with web services and APIs, such as OpenAI’s Chat Completions API for GPT-4o, which can generate text completions for any prompt or task. Yup, the thing that’s behind ChatGPT.

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Blueprints

How objects work in JavaScript

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Diverse Themen und Bibliotheken für Tests in und mit Java

Eine bunte Tüte Gemischtes rund um Tests

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What is Sustainable Software?

Environmental sustainability is a very important issue, but software is something virtual, so it doesn’t seem to have an impact, right? Wrong! As software creators, we have a significant impact and can make a difference by incorporating the principles of eco-friendly software development into our understanding and practices.

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Shortcomings of ISO 25010

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How to use and build your own distroless images

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Pixie und der Sumpf

Die Cloud … das sind die Computer von jemand anderem. Die Strom benötigen, installiert und konfiguriert werden müssen. Obwohl wir Container oder VMs nach jedem Gebrauch (fachgerecht) entsorgen (sprich: löschen) – die darunter liegenden echten Computer sind ja immer noch da. Auch in Cloud-Native Zeiten solltest Du wissen, wie ein Computer überhaupt in einen betriebsfähigen Zustand und zu einem Betriebssystem kommt. Das Fachwort dafür lautet bare metal provisioning, und hat rein gar nichts mit Provisionszahlungen zu tun.

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How AI will replace my job

I started using ChatGPT for my work. Here is what it taught me and what AI might hold for the future of software development and consulting

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How to prepare a (not only technical) talk

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Custom Elements are NOT for Templating

Custom elements are a main technology included in the Web Components Browser specification. They provide a set of APIs for adding custom behavior and interactions to an HTML element – and they do this very well. However, they often are unfairly compared with JavaScript component frameworks. Custom elements were never intended to be a drop-in replacement for a JavaScript framework. This article focuses on what custom elements are, what they do well, and, most importantly, what they do not do.

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Behaviour over structure