Monthly Archives: February 2018

Do we need a whole new ekosystem?

There’s a joke that if you ask a developer to code a program to process widgets, they’d rather build a domain specific language and tool stack first to make life easier for when they might one day build the software … Continue reading

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Kotlin Quick Tip: Annotation targets

If you — like me — are a sucker for reducing boilerplate and are using JSR-303 – Bean Validation (I use it as part of Spring Boot) then you may have noticed how it can help you reduce validation boilerplate … Continue reading

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JMockit extensions for Kotlin

Sometimes you have to deal with existing libraries… also libraries that do not provide out-of-the-box support for Kotlin (bastards!). What do you do in such a scenario? Write your own 😉 In one of my recent projects we were using … Continue reading

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Kotlin’s invoke: it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but isn’t a duck

SUMMARY: Kotlin has given us a fresh perspective on some very ingrained OO-habits, particularly the pervasive use of nouns for objects that have only one public method. This article was originally posted on and published here with kind permission. … Continue reading

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KotlinConf 2018 – Amsterdam!

After the success of KotlinConf 2017 in San Francisco a follow-up was certainly not outside the realm of imagination. Jetbrains has found a venue that’s slightly better to reach for us Europeans, which is exciting news! KotlinConf 2018 will be … Continue reading

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