👋 Hello, I'm Dimitri
I love tinkering with code, and I occasionally write and talk about it.

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Java

What is the difference between JDBC, JPA, Hibernate and Spring Data?

In this blogpost I talk about the differences between JDBC, JPA, Hibernate and the various Spring Data projects and how they relate.

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Java

Automatically add a prefix to properties in Spring Boot

In this blogpost I'll explain how you can dynamically add a prefix to properties in Spring Boot.

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Java

Getting started with htmx and Spring Boot

In this blogpost I'll set up a small application with Spring Boot, Thymeleaf and htmx.

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General

Why I migrated from Gatsby to Astro

In this blogpost I talk about why I migrated from Gatsby to Astro and what the pros and cons are.

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Java

Testing your Java code structure with ArchUnit

In this tutorial I'll give an introduction to ArchUnit. This is a library that helps you with testing your Java code architecture, such as naming conventions, package structures, which classes can access others and so on.

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Java

Battle of the Spring REST clients: RestTemplate, WebClient or RestClient?

In this blogpost, I'll talk about the differences of Spring's RestTemplate and WebClient, and I will also talk about the new RestClient.

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JavaScript

Building a Pokédex with Astro

Astro is a relatively new static-site generator and server-side rendering framework for JavaScript. In this tutorial I'll build a Pokédex with Astro and the PokéAPI

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Java

Scheduling tasks with Spring

With Spring, there are several options to automatically schedule tasks. In this tutorial I'll explain them.

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Java

Checking out Spring Modulith

Recently the Spring Modulith experimental project was announced and in this blogpost I'll cover the basics of this new library.

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Java

Upgrading to Spring Boot 3

I recently upgraded my project to Spring Boot 3.0, here's my experience with it.

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