I use my site as a method of blogging about my learnings, as well as sharing information about projects I have previously, or are currently, working on in my spare time.
I'm a GNU/Linux user, a big advocate for the Free Software Movement, and the IndieWeb movement and I try to self host my own services where possible, instead of relying on other providers.
Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or using any of the other social links below.
How to use the Gradle's
toolchain configuration to configure multiple JDKs on your machine.
Reminder that it's #HomebrewWebsiteClub Nottingham tomorrow! I hope to see you there at 1730 for some website stuff! https://events.indieweb.org/2021/06/homebrew-website-club-nottingham-pqX9qzmGWbHp
Woop got my first and second vaccine booked 👏🏽💉
Week Notes 21#22 (2 mins read).
What happened in the week of 2021-05-31?
Recommended read: Gender-specific Spaces in Tech- why do they exist and are they helpful? — Tech Nottingham - Your local tech community https://www.technottingham.com/news/2021/6/2/gender-specific-spaces-in-tech-why-do-they-exist-and-are-they-helpful
How to use the
@JsonTest test type in Spring Boot to validate your JSON types correctly serialise/deserialise.
Default Your Tests to run in Parallel (2 mins read).
Discussing the benefits you can achieve by having parallel-by-default.
Writing Better Wiremock Stubs (3 mins read).
How to improve the specificity of Wiremock tests to allow for not clobbering other scenarios, and enabling scalable test runs.
Writing Better Tests (1 mins read).
Announcing a new series of posts about improving the way we write tests.
How to make your Spring Boot services more supportable by migrating to JSON-emitting structured logging.
Glad I'd not done Ring Fit this morning, cause taming this lawn was quite the workout 😅
Week Notes 21#21 (2 mins read).
What happened in the week of 2021-05-24?
How to exclude Logback from the classpath when testing your logs using slf4j-test and Maven.
Reminder that it's #HomebrewWebsiteClub Nottingham tomorrow! I hope to see you there at 1730 for some website stuff! https://events.indieweb.org/2021/05/homebrew-website-club-nottingham-QbtrPT07Bwn5
I had some fun using the open standard #Microformats2 to update my CV to be machine-parseable - you can check it out at https://hire.jvt.me and there's a bit more info on https://www.jvt.me/posts/2021/05/25/microformats-resume/
Marking up my Curriculum Vitae with Microformats2 (2 mins read).
Creating a public, metadata-rich Curriculum Vitae / Resume for myself at https://hire.jvt.me.
Week Notes 21#20 (2 mins read).
What happened in the week of 2021-05-17?
Recommended read: The Full Story of the Stunning RSA Hack Can Finally Be Told https://www.wired.com/story/the-full-story-of-the-stunning-rsa-hack-can-finally-be-told/
I may be attending
I may be attending
I feel like I talk about my website less on Twitter than in real life, and that's with my tweets all having a link to my site in them 😂
someone i met today told me "I follow you on Twitter and you are exactly the same!" and I am legit proud of that normalize being your whole human self
Ian Coldwater 📦💥 (@IanColdwater)Wed, 19 May 2021 05:36 +0000