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Posted by Steven

Recently, I finished "Influence" by Robert B. Cialdini.  I like reading books about Psychology and "Influence" both is comprehensible and useful. In this article, I want to highlight some of the most important take-aways I found to be of relevance to my life.

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Recently, I wanted to keep the change history of entities saved via Hibernate and also have a versioned database. Hence, I used Hibernate Envers and Liquibase.

The tables for envers, both the revinfo table and the _AUD tables for each entity, have to be included in the changeset of Liquibase:

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Recently, I finished reading the book "Principles" by Ray Dalio. This is a short review of my most important take-aways from the book.

First of all, the design and font of the book really resonates with me. That's the kind of design I choose for my own book ...

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Some time ago, an application of mine that is deployed in the Pivotal Cloudfoundry began throwing errors and crashed:

Spring Test Slices

22 Dec 2019
Posted by Steven

In this article, I want to share what I learned about testing a Spring application without loading it completely. This can be done by using @DataJpaTest, @WebMvcTest, @SpringBootTest, @AutoConfigureMockMvc and @DataJpaTest. These annotations are part of "test slices" of Spring which allow to test certain beans of the application without loading other beans.

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This is the final report about my temporal stop starting new projects. (update #1, update #2).

Time Budget

26 Apr 2019
Posted by Steven

This is a short article about a concept that could have massive mind-hacking effects. Years ago, when I first organized workshops for my employer, I got a "time budget" of a specific amount of hours for preparation and execution of the workshop. First, I misunderstood the word "budget" and thought I would get an amount of Euros to spend on whatever.

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I just upgraded a Java project from Java 8 to OpenJDK 11. The project is running on a Cloudfoundry, using the Java buildpack. After successful deployment with the new Java 11, the application won't start properly and threw the a java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError. The solution for this is to add the following variable in Cloudfoundry:

Posted by Steven

The other day, I wrote about "Candy Tasks". These small tasks that can be completed in a few minutes and without much effort. If finished, they provide a nice morale boost and a feeling of accomplishment. I argued that everybody has small gaps of time during even the busiest of days that can be filled with candy tasks.

Posted by Steven

Earlier, I decided to temporarily stop starting new projects to allocate resources to where I can make the greatest positive impact, and I reviewed my progress in this feat. This is another status report.

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