What is Kotlin?

kotlinPresentationIf you have not heard about Kotlin yet, you should watch this. Artur spoke on Devoxx Poland 2017 about this new language based on JVM and tried to convince the audience that it is better than Java. These 30 minutes will allow you to see were is the difference between Java and Kotlin. For live coding enthusiasts - there is live coding.


Logging configuration for Spring Boot (logback)

logWhen you start a project, you usually do not care about logging. Necessary information is printed to the console by default. That is usually enough for development but when you want to go with it to production, logging has to be configured. There are a few Java libraries that can handle logging like java.util.logging, Logback, Log4j, Jakarta Commons Logging. When you create a project based on Spring Boot Web Starter, Logback is added by default.

Code minification and cache-busting

cacheAsking users to clear cache in their browsers definitely is not something that you would like to do. How to make sure that browser's cache will not be a problem after deployment of the new application? It is unexpectedly easy with a proper Gulp plugin - cachebust.



Code minification with Gulp

minificationA year ago I discussed advantages and disadvantages of frontend code minification. My conclusion was to apply it until it is not extremely hard to do. This time, I am implementing it in a project that already uses Gulp. I have HTML, JS, CSS and PNG files on the website. Additionally, there are some files that are not directly displayed on any page but a user can download them so they should be included in the final package as well.

Plugin for EU cookies law

cookies smallIn 2011, European Union directive was adopted by local governments of EU countries. According to the law, website owners must take some additional actions if they want to use cookies. For example they have to explain users what cookies are, how they are used on the website and obtain users consent.

Even that it does not improve usability or adds functionality, additional work has to be done by web developers as it is required by law. This article shows how it can be implemented using jquery-eu-cookie-law-popup.