While building software, once in a while we face some weird issue which is supposed to just work fine according to our understanding, but it is not working, and we don’t have any clue. We spent hours and hours trying to understand what the hell is going wrong and why it is not working. Even worse, the exact same code is working fine in a small demo application. We all have been into this situation at some point in our careers, right?Continue reading »
How (not) to ask for Technical Help?
We, software developers, have a great advantage when it comes to getting help from others. Irrespective of how much experience you have you will need help fromm others. And, there are plenty of good people out there willing to help you by means of answering on StackOverflow, writing blog posts, making video tutorials etc. They are taking their personal time to help strangers whom they may never meet in-person, kudos to all of them.Continue reading »
How I dealt with burn out?
A month ago I was constantly feeling stressed out, tired and not getting proper sleep. To put it simply I got burned out. The interesting thing is it is not because of my official work pressure. Currently, I am working with a cool client, we are delivering the features on time and the team is friendly…I have nothing to complain about my official work. So I thought (and tweeted) it might be because of the things I do in addition to my regular job.Continue reading »
Select ALL starters on Spring Initializer (http://start.spring.io)
If you are working on Spring Boot then you most probably aware of Spring Initializer (http://start.spring.io) which is an online spring boot application generator. You can select the starters that you want to use and then generate the application. If you notice that there is no SELECT ALL option to select all the starters. Who would do that insane thing of selecting all the starters for an application??!!??? But, i would like to have the SELECT ALL option for one single reason:Continue reading »
When to use RequestDispatcher.forward() and response.sendRedirect()?
Many people know about how RequestDispatcher.forward() and response.sendRedirect() works. RequestDispatcher.forward() is generally called Server side redirection and is used to forward to a resource within the same application. That resource could be a JSP or another Servlet. response.sendRedirect() is generally called as Client side redirection as it issues a new request from the browser. This method is used to redirect to another resource within the same application or to the resource in some other application running in the same web container or can redirect to any other resource running in someother web container.Continue reading »