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Using real resources (i.e. databases) instead of mocks in your tests can be beneficial in several ways. With Testcontainers you can have ephemeral and lightweight instances that are provisioned and destroyed automatically, and you can integrate them with your favourite test framework as well. In this article I'll show you how can you make them work with Micronaut and Kotest.

Adam Kobor
Adam Kobor

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Heap size, memory usage and resource limits in Kubernetes for JVM applications

In Kubernetes, scaling applications vertically, that are primarily designed to scale horizontally (i.e. microservices) could be a challenging task. That's especially true for setting the right resource limits for your pod that is running a JVM application.

Adam Kobor
Adam Kobor
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Why should you dream big about your architecture?

There are a lot of articles about how important the product/project vision is, when you are working in an Agile way, but almost none of them mentions architecture vision, however I think that it is at least as important as the former ones, and I will show, why you should think that too.

Adam Kobor
Adam Kobor
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Find & Replace in Evernote on MacOS: a simple solution for a simple problem

Evernote is not able to find and replace text in your notes when you are using its MacOS app, however there is an easy fix to tackle this issue.

Adam Kobor
Adam Kobor
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How to: GitLab test coverage with JaCoCo and Gradle

GitLab has built-in support for two types of CI/CD badges (pipeline status and test coverage), however it's far from clear how you can make the latter work with JaCoCo and Gradle.

Adam Kobor
Adam Kobor
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Why Kotlin for backend is a real thing?

A year and a half ago Kotlin was just a buzzword for me, and every time it came up in a conversation, everybody was just like "Oh yeah, I've heard of it, it's for Android, yeah?". Well, I thought so too, until I dove a bit deeper into it.

Adam Kobor
Adam Kobor