Archives: backend development

Spring & Multiple SQLs: How to easily connect your Spring application to multiple SQL databases

This post will show you how to connect your Spring application to multiple SQL Databases at the same time. But first, let’s see when multiple DB connections are useful. For example you have an application and you have that application set up in different environments (let’s call it “prod app”), and you want to write […]

Ray Tracing with Akka – Part 3

Where we left off In the last two posts, we reached the capabilities of a simple ray-tracer. We now have two types of shapes (sphere and plane), we can calculate shadows, reflections and refractions recursively. Before we move onto the more computation-heavy shapes, I am curious about how I could move our computations to separated nodes. So […]

Couchbase vol2, with/without Sync Gateway — better than your girlfriend :P

CouchbaseQueryExecutor vol2. Welcome back ! In a previous post I wrote about a library I made to dynamically build queries for Couchbase. This dynamic query-building solves the filterable + sortable list problem. Hope you liked that post. In case you didn’t read it, you totally should read it . Today I’m going to introduce the changes I made to that library. […]

Ray Tracing with Akka – Part 1

About this series Most of the time, when you learn a new concept or a new programming language from a(n) (e-)book, you get the basics. But these are really far from the production-ready code with the new toolstack. The only good way to learn programming (like most of the other things in life) is to practice. […]

How are Scala Implicits more explicit than Java Generics?

This blogpost will show you how implicits can solve problems arising from/because of type erasure, proving that Scala implicits sometimes are more explicit than Java generics   All of these code snippets can be copy-pasted to the REPL. Some of the require-s will fail, those are just to demonstrate the expected work without the need […]

ZeroKit and Firebase Demo App First Look

If there is sensitive data to be stored when developing a mobile app, security is of utmost importance. Developers can make hackers’ work harder, but it’s almost impossible to totally prevent a data breach if they are at it. Key and encryption handling can be a real pain-in-the-ass. Storing encrypted data is one thing, but […]

How to write cancellable http requests with Angular $http service

Inspiration The recent spread of the mobile internet connection almost completely changed the job profile of almost every frontend-developer. We steadily try to make our web pages responsive, and fearlessly fight against a wide variety of mobile browsers. But the mobile internet access has one more, a less freqently mentioned danger that causes sleepless nights […]

How to Write a Custom Protocol for Gatling?

I like to try out new tools and new things, so I decided to loadtest my newly written “simple chat” application to see how AkkaStreams handles load. Starting with load testing, there are some tools out there. The top three are JMeter, Gatling and Tsug. Tsug is written in erlang, and my half year long […]