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Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Hazelcast. Also double as a trainer and triples as a book author.

Most recent blog posts

The state of JVM desktop frameworks: Swing (2021-01-17)

This is the 2nd post in the The state of JVM desktop frameworks focus series. In the first post of this series, we went through the rise and fall of some of the desktop frameworks, mainly Java ones. This post and the following will each focus on a single JVM framework. To compare between them, a baseline is in order. Thus, we will develop the same application using different frameworks.[…​]

Creating self-contained executable JARs (2021-01-10)

When your application goes beyond a dozen of lines of code, you should probably split the code into multiple classes. At this point, the question is how to distribute them. In Java, the classical format is the Java ARchive, better known as the JAR. But real-world applications probably depend on other JARs. This post aims to describe ways to create self-contained executable JARs, also known as uber-JARs or fat JARs. What is an executable JAR? A JAR is just a collection of class files. To be […​]

The state of JVM desktop frameworks: introduction (2021-01-03)

This is the 1st post in the The state of JVM desktop frameworks focus series. I’m interested in GUI applications since I’ve starting coding. Building a back-end app that manages teraflops of operations is an impressive engineering feat. But the feedback cycle when developing a desktop app is much shorter. That makes it, at least for me, much more motivating. This is even truer for side-projects.[…​]

Upcoming talks

A Hitchhicker’s Tour to Containerizing a Java application @ Java Global Summit

While a plain Dockerfile gets the job done, there are actually many more ways to containerize your Java app. They come with a couple of pros, and some cons.

Le guide du développeur Java pour conteneuriser @ Montréal JUG

While microservices offer better scalability, they actually decrease performance and resiliency. I’ll show 3 areas in which it’s possible to cope with that.

A Change-Data-Capture use-case: designing an evergreen cache @ Worldwide Software Architecture Summit

CDC is a brand new approach that “turns the database inside out”: it allows to get events out of the database state. This can be leveraged to get a cache that is never stale.

Latest video recording

Latest video recording
280. WJUG with Nicolas Frankel


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