Posts by Joost van Weenen

Securing Spring Microservices with Keycloak - Part 1

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Joost van Weenen

These days companies gather and manage vast amounts of user data. Loss of this data will expose companies to financial/legal liabilities or damages to their brand. This is because over the last years, governments have introduced new regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because of this, security is a major cross-cutting concern for application architecture. This two-part blog post explains how you can leverage Keycloak to secure your Spring microservices. The first blog will focus on how to install and configure Keycloak. The second blog will show how to use Keycloak to secure your Spring Boot microservices.

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Starting as a new technical lead - Shaping a Team

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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.

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Starting as a new technical lead - Introducing change

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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.

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