Monday, June 5, 2017


In one of my previous posts, I wrote about underscore-cli for looking at JSON output (e.g. to see the curl response from a REST web service). An alternative to this is jq, a command line processor for JSON in bash.

Some things about jq that make it powerful is that it can be used as a filter (that what jq really is). This means that you can select which parts of the JSON buffer be returned from the stream so that you can you do your own navigation.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Documenting Architecture Decisions - ADR

As I reviewed the 2017 Thoughtworks technology techniques trends, one cool recommendation was about to "try" the concept of Lightweight Architecture Decision Records. I must admit, I have been looking for something like this as I'm tired of having note pads everywhere, and I'm really trying to stay away from MS-Word documents and Powerpoints for developers. I have been looking for something lightweight, easy for developers to follow.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Twelve Factor Apps: Spring Cloud Config

I have been using Spring for many years now and I really like the simplicity and non-invasive model of its features. As I have been implementing 12 Factor applications, I needed to start using a central way to configure the many microservices we are building. This is where Spring Cloud Config comes to the rescue.