• Meet Neos: An Automated Environment Setup using Docker

    How to create an app that fully automates the setup of a test environment, so that testers, too, can quickly and easily set up a test environment? At Foreach, we have been looking for a solution for this for years, and during our last Ship It edition four of our developers finally developed a solution.

    April 13, 2017 by Wouter Van Hecke
  • ShipIt Day Tips - A Recipe for Success

    ShipIt Days are an excellent opportunity to tackle that one great project you have been dreaming of. Or maybe you finally want to try that new shiny framework or clever technology that you have been ogling for a while. For us, our third edition was a huge success. This got us thinking about what we did well and where there is still room for improvement.

    Whether you are still coming up with a project or already defining its scope (more on that later), we have some tips for you that make for a great ShipIt experience.

    April 5, 2017 by Lisa Steendam
  • Spring Social - How to Add Multiple Connections to the Same Social Provider

    Spring Social offers a fairly complete implementation for most use cases. Yet, it doesn’t cover some issues, like what to do if you want to add two (or more) different ConnectionFactories to the same social provider.

    This could, for example, be useful if you have a platform that is used by several customers, each of which want to keep their user data separate from one another. Here, we will show you a way to work around that, but first we will take a look at the possible solutions.

    March 23, 2017 by Lisa Steendam
  • Why the React/Redux Combo Works like Magic

    You may have heard about the React library before. It is usually mentioned in the same breath as Angular2 or, in this case, Redux. Though you can use Angular2, or any other libraries such as Vue and Polymer, we have been using React in combination with Redux and have found it to be a very potent combination. In this post we'll explore why React and Redux work so well together.

    March 7, 2017 by Andy Somers & Jeroen Savat
  • Java and .NET – Comparing Streams to LINQ

    In .NET, an easy way for you to simplify querying datasets is LINQ. Java doesn’t have this, but since the introduction of Java 8 in 2014, you do now have the possibility to use "streams". Both LINQ and streams are ways to simplify querying datasets and to provide developers with an easy API to use. Streams are similar to LINQ in many ways, but there are still some differences.

    February 23, 2017 by Raf Ceuls