Documentation: Enough Already! Not.

Mike McCoy Consulting, Programming, Soft Skills Leave a Comment

Documentation. I know we all hate having to create it. I don’t like writing it and feel like I always leave something out. However, our assumptions of what other developers should think we are trying to accomplish by our masterpieces of software are usually filled with potholes (sometimes big ones). The truth of the matter is that no matter how stellar your code or software is – if you’re the only one who understands how it works, it doesn’t do any good.

These are not paintings or sculptures that would live the rest of their days in a museum, untouched by human hands and just collecting dust as they run. In reality, documentation will be added to and changed as the information they describe evolves.

In this blog, we discuss two suggested strategies for the creation of useful and concise software documentation.

[Video] DevOps Orchestration: Kubernetes, OpenShift & Cloud Foundry

Keyhole Software Development Technology, DevOps, Docker, Keyhole, Microservices, OpenShift, Tutorial, Video Leave a Comment

The Keyhole team is excited to share an internal educational video that is now available to the public. In our first-ever video release, we discuss microservices platform orchestration from a broad scope.

Specifically, Principal Consultant Jaime Niswonger takes a technology-agnostic look at the “big ideas” integral to platform orchestration for the enterprise. He introduces three popular orchestration platforms, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Cloud Foundry, and discusses scaling container deployments in the enterprise. The video is 60 minutes in duration.

Go “On The Fly”

David Pitt Development Technology, Keyhole Creations, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

People that know me, know that I love to fly fish and tie flies. I made up the saying “Time flies when you’re tying flies.” It is true, just like when you are trying to solve a programming problem, time flies.

Over the past few years, we at Keyhole have utilized Docker (with assorted technologies) and have gotten up to speed on the Hyperledger blockchain framework. Something that all of these technologies have in common is the Go language. Go is the language used to implement Docker, Hyperledger, OpenShift, and many other system-level applications.

Personally, I like to peek under the hood to better understand the tools I’m using. That led me to learning about the Go language. And in my opinion, the best way to learn a language is to build something.

So, I built an application for fly tying videos. There are numerous fly tying tutorials on YouTube, so I built an application that allows them to be organized into virtual fly boxes and types.

In this blog, I will introduce you to the Go language. We’ll go over some of the key language concepts by walking through how the https://flytyerworld.com server-side API is implemented using Go.

Spring Batch Testing & Mocking Revisited with Spring Boot

Jonny Hackett Development Technology, Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Spring Boot, Testing Leave a Comment

Several years ago, 2012 to be precise, I wrote an article on an approach to unit testing Spring Batch Jobs. My editors tell me that I still get new readers of the post every day, so it is time to revisit and update the approach to a more modern standard.

The approach used in the original post was purely testing the individual pieces containing any business logic. Back then, we didn’t have some of the mocking capabilities that we have today, so I went with an approach that made sense at the time.

However, there have been a few improvements in the past several years. One of those improvements has been the ability to Mock beans within a Spring Context. That’s where the @MockBean annotation comes to the rescue.