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


Loading initial data with Spring

August 20th, 2019 | 7 min read | Java, JPA, Spring, Spring boot, Spring Data

I’ve been answering Spring related questions on Stack Overflow for the past three years now, and one of my most popular answers is about how to load initial data. While my solution over there works really fine, there are multiple solutions to this problem, and in this tutorial I’ll demonstrate which ones you have. This […]

Working with Spring Data Solr repositories

July 3rd, 2018 | 7 min read | Solr, Spring boot, Spring Data

Spring Data is the go-to framework when trying to get access to a database within a Spring application. Next to relational databases it also provides support for a wide variety of noSQL databases, including document-based databases like Apache Solr. In this tutorial I’ll explore the various possibilities of using Spring Data Solr.

JPA made easy with Spring data’s repositories

January 12th, 2016 | 9 min read | JPA, Spring, Spring boot, Spring Data, Web

In my previous tutorial I made a simple application to show some superheroes and supervillains. While the application did what it should do it was pretty statically because I used some mock data. With Spring Data it’s very easy to create a simple CRUD application without the hassle of creating your own DAO’s. Spring Boot […]

Building modern webapps using Spring Data REST and AngularJS

November 30th, 2014 | 20 min read | angular, AngularJS, Spring, Spring Data

Recently I wrote several “exotic” applications using WebSockets. If you’re not into WebSockets, but you’re interested in using Spring and AngularJS, this article may suite you. In this example I will setup a web project using the Spring framework and an in memory embedded HSQL database. The client-side of the application will be written using […]