Retrofit: My new HTTP client of choice

There’s no shortage of options for Java developers when dealing with HTTP connections client-side. Java itself brings facilities to work with HTTP, but they are very low level and inconvenient as is Apache’s HttpClient. I’ve been using some more high-level implementations in the past, Spring’s RestTemplate is often a good fit, the same goes for …

Jasmine BDD style testing for Java

During the last six months or so testing has become a special interest of mine. Most of my career I have worked in the Java ecosystem and the majority of tests I’ve seen and written have been using JUnit. Currently I’m looking into the Javascript world, where testing often is done in a different way. …

The Transformation Priority Premise

For the first time since I moved to Nuremberg I made it to the local monthly Softwerkskammer meeting yesterday. Softwerkskammer is a german community format focusing on software craftship and it’s a great way for software developers to improve their skills. This month’s topic was The Transformation Priority Premise (TPP), an approach to writing code …

Relaunch of pamoroth.de

I have been maintaining the website of a journalist friend of mine for a number of years now. It was a homegrown blog-like webpage that worked well, but lacked a number of features. As often is the case with custom software, adding new features over time becomes more difficult, and so finally, a few weeks …