The Road to BaselOne – Stop 8 – Geneva

We’ve had a blast so far at the Italian section of the tour, alas it was time to say goodbye to old and new friends and start the journey to our next destination. The schedule marked Geneva as our next stop, the plan was to continue traveling west then north to reach Geneva, however there were no suitable train routes in that direction, thus we headed back to Milano and crossed the border between Italy and Switzerland by passing under the Alps. This was Sebastian’s last chance to get a cup of delicious italian made coffee. The scenery in this Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 7 – Torino

Torino, what a great city. We arrived early morning from Milano after a quick train ride. We had time to do some work during the day and catch up with e-mails. Next Simone Bordet, co-leader of JUG Torino took us for a short trip around the city center and sample local delicacies at Café Al Bicerin. There are so many sights and interesting places to visit, both inside and outside of the city, alas it was time to join the JUG thus we headed to the venue. We’ll have to come back again to Torino to have a further look. Read More


Keeping your codebase healthy

Maintaining a project in a healthy state should have a higher priority in light of recent events. There are a handful of techniques and measures that can be applied to keep the codebase neat and tidy. If your project is built with Gradle then the following list may come in handy when taking matters in to your own hands: ossindex versions license jdeps jacoco checkstyle pmd findbugs/spotbugs codenarc sonarqube Each plugin takes care of an specific dimension and together they can strengthen your codebase. Let’s begin with the ossindex plugin. This plugin scans project dependencies and checks if there are Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 6 – Milano

We arrived to Milano on Saturday by late afternoon and spent the weekend recharging batteries before restarting the tour. Milano has no shortage of fine pizza and delicious gelato; we naturally sampled some of the local delicacies, even had some time to wander around the Doumo and the Castello Sforzesco as the forecasted rain did not materialize. The program for the evening was packed as Sebastian, Kirk, and myself were scheduled to make a presentation each, this meant we had to split the time in 40 minute slots. Despite the reduced time we managed to make a good impression with Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 5 – Lugano

Ciao Amici! Sebastian and I had a blast in Zürich, alas it was time to depart for literally warmer climates. The city of Lugano in the south east of Switzerland has a very mild climate all year round. Another quick breakfast followed by some productive hours and we were on our way to Lugano. Kirk rejoined us from Munich one hour later, and Ixchel (@ixchelruiz) completed the traveling group 2 hours after we arrived in Lugano. from Zürich to Lugano #RoadToBaselOne pic.twitter.com/Fqjs8OaHFs — Andres Almiray (@aalmiray) September 15, 2017 We enjoyed the grandiose view of the Lago di Lugano, with Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 4 – Zürich

Hoi Zürich! The weather in Munich was great when we left but quickly deteriorated into showers and strong winds. By train, ferry, and bus Sebastian and I arrived from Munich in Zürich just in time to have a light late lunch and head directly to the venue organized by JUG.ch. A quick scramble to test the setup and we were off to a good start. Sebastian presented once more Event Sourcing and CQRS. This particular topic resonates very well with audiences as there were many questions regarding the pros and cons of choosing an event driven architecture design for your Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 3 – Munich

Day 3 of the Road to Basel One tour, this time in the city of Munich, Sebastian’s home town. Kirk Pepperdine (@kcpeppe) joined us for this stop and delighted the audience with some general information on how garbage collectors work and how the G1 GC could be tuned. This topic is very relevant given that G1 becomes the default collector in Java 9, to be released two weeks from today. .@kcpeppe has joined the #RoadToBaselOne tour and is getting started with Tuning the G1GC pic.twitter.com/icoRDdfJde — Andres Almiray (@aalmiray) September 13, 2017 We managed to record a few portions of Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 2 – Stuttgart

The Road to BaselOne continues! Stop #2 began with an early breakfast and plenty of time to do some work before jumping on the train to Stuttgart. I used the time we had to publish issue 003 of my newsletter (English, Spanish) recounting one of the many topics we experienced during the summer at JCrete. After a great meal at an Indian restaurant located at the south of the city we settled at our hotel to continue our daily work until later afternoon, when it was time for joining JUG Stuttgart. For this stop both Sebastian and I had speaking Read More


The Road to BaselOne – Stop 1 – Karlsruhe

And so it began, the Road to BaselOne Tour kicked off with Sebastian (@DaschnerS) and myself (@aalmiray) meeting at Karlsruhe main train station in the early afternoon. After some time tending to our respective job obligations at a quiet location we arrived to our destination, the LogMeIn offices, the evening’s sponsor for @jugka. Sebastian presented a hot topic: When, why and how to CQRS. The audience was very engaged and asked plenty of questions during the presentation, which was exactly our intended goal 🙂 I took the opportunity to stream live some portions of the presentation using Periscope, links below Read More


Happy 9th Birthday Griffon!

Today marks the 9th anniversary of Danno’s announcement of Griffon 0.0. It’s been quite the ride since then, and lots of fun if I may say so. As Danno noted, Griffon began life as a fork of the Grails codebase at the time. He literally copied the Grails source, removed everything that was related to HTTP and Servlets and added Swing on top. This allowed Griffon to bootstrap itself very quickly and begin its own journey. The feedback we’ve got was very positive and we happily continued adding more features, letting Griffon to have it’s own identity. Plugin support was Read More


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