TDD explained: Practical example

If you've heard about the acronym TDD but you're not sure what it means, or even if you know what TDD is but you don't know how to put in into practice; then this article is for you. Let's explain first what TDD is. TDD stands for Test Driven Development, and as its name indicates... Continue Reading →

Please stop the Java Optional mess!

In many of the projects I've worked during the recent years I've found quite hard to find developers using Java Optionals in the right way, so I thought it'd be good to show what in my opinion it should be the right approach. Background First of all, let's clarify what the original purpose was for... Continue Reading →

Java JIT compiler explained – Part 1

As Java developers most of us ignore the importance of having a complete understanding on how the machine where we run our applications works. This machine, in the case of Java or Kotlin developers, is the JVM. The JVM (Java Virtual Machine) as most of you will know, uses JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler to optimise our... Continue Reading →

A new Java concurrency model

Things have changed considerably in the last few years in terms of how we write code in concurrent models. In the past we always had a tendency to share state and use complex concurrency mechanisms to synchronise the threads to allow them a fair use of the resources in our application, those were the times when... Continue Reading →

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