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[Guide] Implementing Spring Cloud Config

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Changing configurations on running services can be cumbersome, especially if the application doesn’t have a way to be configured remotely. Spring Cloud Config provides a way to make this easier by introducing a Config Server from which clients fetch their configuration. The figure below illustrates how Spring Cloud Config works. The Git repository is used to store […]

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Are abstractions always a good thing?

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in many cases they probably are. Cloud providers are abstracting more and more tasks. Provisioning and administration of servers and much more. It’s been a while since our last blog post and since then we have been doing a lot of research about the eligibility of a Raspberry Pi cluster and where it has its […]

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[Guide] Using Swagger for documenting your Spring boot REST API

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What is Swagger? Well, it’s a *must resist* … … a SWAG way of documenting your APIs. (in this dictionary SWAG refers to something being cool) Okay, with that out of the way. The guys at Swagger.io defines it to be a standard, language-agnostic interface to REST APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand […]

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[Guide] Set up an embedded MongoDB for testing in Spring Boot

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This guide will show you a nifty trick to ease your testing in projects using MongoDB in Spring Boot. Many solutions seem to appear when you search for this, but the simplest solution seems to be the build in auto-configuration for Flapdoodle’s embedded Mongo. We used Maven for our project, and added the following dependency to the pom.xml […]