Setting up Apache Solr with Tika using Docker

When indexing documents, Apache Solr is a possible solution. Combined with Apache Tika, you can also use Solr to index various types of documents, such as PDFs, Word documents, HTML files, … . In this tutorial, I’ll be setting up Solr with Tika using Docker compose.

Writing GraphQL mutations with Spring boot

A few weeks ago, we created a beautiful API using GraphQL. We only had one problem… the application was completely read-only and no updates were allowed. This time, we’re about to change this, and implement our own mutations with GraphQL.

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Using Apollo GraphQL with Angular

Last time, we wrote a GraphQL API using Spring boot and the graphql-java library. Today, we’ll write a simple frontend application using Angular. As mentioned in my previous article, there are few JavaScript libraries out there that we can use. Facebook, which is also behind the idea of GraphQL, wrote a library called Relay. Additionally, […]

Working with Spring boot and GraphQL

When creating applications, REST is an often used technology to transfer data through APIs. While REST is commonly adopted, there are some issues with it. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how GraphQL compares to REST and how to use GraphQL with Spring boot.

Working with @ngrx/store

One of the major differences between AngularJS 1.x and Angular 2 and beyond is the shift to components. Even though components were introduced in AngularJS 1.5, controllers are still often used. Embracing components provides many advantages, such as proper loosely coupled components, re-usability and so on. One drawback to the component-based approach is state management […]

Writing your own Spring boot starter

If you worked with Spring boot before, you know it, there are various starters out there. These starters automatically configure all kind of things so that you no longer have to. This allows you to get started more quickly, and not to be bothered about configuration that is usually a copy-paste from something else. The […]

Monitoring Spring boot applications with Prometheus and Grafana

Monitoring is an essential aspect to the maintainability of applications, it’s no surprise that there are many platforms out there that allow you to properly monitor your applications. Usually, monitoring platforms work by using a time series database, which is a database optimised for time-based information, such as application metrics. Then on the other hand […]

Using the Netflix stack with Spring boot: Zuul

You might have heard of the term cross-cutting concerns in the past. If not, cross-cutting concerns are concerns that apply to all layers of the application. Examples of these concerns are logging, monitoring, security, … . If you think about it, some cross-cutting concerns also apply to microservices. Perhaps you want to monitor how long […]