Archive: November 2017

Starting as a new technical lead - Shaping a Team

Posted on by  
Joost van Weenen

Congratulations! Someone has made the wise decision to hire you as the new technical lead. It is an exciting time. You start in a new environment, will be working with a new team and maybe even have to learn new technologies along the way. This can be quite challenging. In the first article I wrote about introducing change. In this second article I want to share my personal views on shaping great teams. As team lead, there are certain values that are just part of me and they way I think about leadership. Fortunately, in JDriven I found a company that matches my values step by step. These values are #commit, #develop and #share. In this article I want to go into some of the values that I consider important to create a great team.

Continue reading →

Slim modular Java 9 runtime Docker image with Alpine Linux

Posted on by  
Riccardo Lippolis

With the release of Java 9, and the introduction of Project Jigsaw (the Java Platform Module System), we no longer have the need for a full-blown JRE to run our Java applications. It is now possible to construct a stripped-down Java Runtime, containing the minimum set of required modules. This allows us to create slim Docker containers without excess baggage. The source code belonging to this blog post can be found at: https://github.com/rlippolis/java9-runtime-image

Continue reading →

Starting as a new technical lead - Introducing change

Posted on by  
Joost van Weenen

Congratulations! Someone has made the wise decision to hire you as the new technical lead. It is an exciting time. You start in a new environment, will be working with a new team and maybe even have to learn new technologies along the way. This can be quite challenging. In this two-part article I want to share my personal views regarding Introducing change and shaping teams as a technical lead.

Continue reading →

shadow-left