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I like trying out new frameworks and writing about them. Below you can find the latest articles I wrote.


Running your Spring boot application on Kubernetes

May 28th, 2019 | 8 min read | Docker, kubernetes, Minikube, Spring, Spring boot

A few weeks ago, I’ve covered how you can properly create Docker images for your Spring boot application. Last time, we’ve also seen how to set up Kubernetes locally with Minikube. Now, it’s time to combine the two, and deploy a Spring boot application on Kubernetes.

Setting up Minikube and Istio on macOS

May 14th, 2019 | 5 min read | Docker, Homebrew, Istio, kubernetes, macOS, Minikube

Recently, I’ve been writing some tutorials about creating cloud native applications with Spring boot. So far, we’ve already covered how to create a Docker image of your Spring boot application. In the next tutorial, we’ll also see how we can run our application on Kubernetes. However, before we can do this, we have to set […]

Containerizing your static web project

March 19th, 2019 | 5 min read | Docker, nginx, NPM, Web

Last time, we’ve seen how we can set up a simple web project using Babel and Webpack. More precisely, we’ve seen how we can both run and build the application.In this article, we’ll see how we can containerize such a project using Docker.

Monitoring with Micrometer, Prometheus and Grafana

February 19th, 2019 | 6 min read | Docker, grafana, micrometer, prometheus, Spring boot

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 […]

Setting up Apache Solr with Tika using Docker

May 22nd, 2018 | 7 min read | Docker, Solr, Tika

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.