Portugal Roadtrip

Portugal Roadtrip

When my girlfriend decided to move to Lisbon for an Erasmus-semester, our shared flat team decided to plan a trip to visit her.

During our preparation, we quickly figured out that Portugal is too nice to only visit Lisbon – we wanted to discover more of the country. And because we think, the best way for discovering a country is a roadtrip, we reserved a IndieCamper campervan. That’s especially cool because you can book a one-way-rent, which means you can rent in Lisbon and return in Porto – that’s just optimal for a roadtrip. Continue reading “Portugal Roadtrip”

Viva con Agua OR “how to make the world a little better”

Viva con Agua OR “how to make the world a little better”

Today, I had the pleasure to connect with a team of students within my company that worked on a project with an organization named “Viva con Agua”.

Did you know that – according to wateraid.org – 844 million people don’t have access to clean water? I didn’t know that! And to be honest, I am really shocked by that number. Of course I knew that poverty is a problem in our world, but WATER??? Water is not a luxury product, it’s not a “nice-to-have”, humans simply can’t survive without water. And with bringing water to people, Viva con Agua is working on changing that number.  Continue reading “Viva con Agua OR “how to make the world a little better””

Simon Sinek about relationships

Simon Sinek about relationships

Today, I won’t write something about tech or travel, but will start a new category… I’ll name it “meta” and collect some stuff in there which doesn’t fit to one of the other categories.

Some years ago, when one of our professors showed us TED, I stumbled upon Simon Sinek. I watched his video because he was one of the speakers with the most views and I was immediately impressed by his rhetoric skills. In that talk, he spoke about “How great leaders inspire action”. His mantra: “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”. Continue reading “Simon Sinek about relationships”

I will visit Portugal!

I will visit Portugal!

In September 2017, I got the chance to visit Portugal for 1 week! And because in my opinion, vacation starts with the preparation when you check nice spots, you select the right place to stay etc, I’d like to write all of that down in a blog post!

As my girlfriend is going on an Erasmus semester, I took the chance to visit her with some friends and combine that with a roadtrip along the Portuguese coast.

By the way: Check out her new blog katzeunterwegs.wordpress.com ! She took the chance to write something about her experiences and will probably share some cool photos!

So our roadtrip will start in Lisbon (where we meet my girlfriend Kathi). We will first drive down to Faro in order to drive along the West Coast up to Porto where will spend one weekend before we fly back! Continue reading “I will visit Portugal!”

deploying a Spring application on SAP Cloud Platform

deploying a Spring application on SAP Cloud Platform

I wrote an article about how to deploy a Spring applicaton on SAP Cloud Platform @ brewcloud – check it out!

brewcloud

Just a quick one today.

I wrote some words about Spring on my personal blog nicobost.me (Spring buzzwords: Java Framework, Dependency Injection, bootstrap):

The reason I made that effort in understanding Spring is that a colleague of mine, who is Java developer, recommend Spring for our brewcloud-project because it is the easiest way to create a Java application easily.
But before it gets easy, you have to understand some Spring basics – I tried to write some of them done in the article I linked above.

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Wiring in Spring

Wiring in Spring

I did my first steps with a Spring Boot application and now, I need to extend the bootstrapped start application for my individual needs. So I need to understand a little bit more about the inside of a Spring application in order to make changes / extensions – I would like to take some notes about that here!

Wiring beans

My first finding:

“In Spring, objects aren’t responsible for finding or creating the other objects that they need to do their jobs. Instead, the container gives them references to the objects that they collaborate with.” (source: book: “Spring in action” by Craig Walls)

This procedure is called wiring. Continue reading “Wiring in Spring”

get your stuff together – with Maven

get your stuff together – with Maven

When trying to get my hands on the development stuff that is in fashion, there is simply no way around Maven.

Although I got a high-level understanding of what Maven is, I’d like to use the possibility of writing a blog article for getting the stuff together…

First of all, maven is a tool that supports the build process. In my blog post about DevOps, I showed this picture and I still think it’s best for understanding a lot of important things, in this case how the build process takes place in the CD/CI Pipeline: Continue reading “get your stuff together – with Maven”