Posts by Hubert Klein Ikkink

Awesome Asciidoctor: Include Asciidoc Markup With Listing or Literal Blocks Inside Listing or Literal Block

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If we want to include Asciidoc markup as source language and show the markup without transforming it we can use a listing or literal block. For example we are using Asciidoc markup to write a document about Asciidoctor and want to include some Asciidoc markup examples. If the markup contains sections like a listing or literal block and it is enclosed in a listing or literal block, the tranformation goes wrong. Because the beginning of the included listing or literal block is seen as the ending of the enclosing listing or literal block. Let’s see what goes wrong with an example where we have the following Asciidoc markup:

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Gradle Goodness: Stop Build After One Failing Test

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

Normally when we run tests in our Gradle build, all our tests are executed and at the end we can see which tests are failing. But what if we want to let the build fail at the first failing test? Especially for a large test suite this can save a lot of time, because we don’t have to run all (failing) tests, we immediately get informed that at least one test is failing.

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Java Joy: Combining Predicates

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In Java we can use a Predicate to test if something is true or false. This is especially useful when we use the filter method of the Java Stream API. We can use lambda expressions to define our Predicate or implement the Predicate interface. If we want to combine different Predicate objects we can use the or, and and negate methods of the Predicate interfaces. These are default methods of the interface and will return a new Predicate.

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Quickly Find Unicode For Character On macOS

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

Sometimes when we are developing we might to need to lookup the unicode value for a character. If we are using macOS we can use the Character Viewer to lookup the unicode. We can open the Character Viewer using the key combination ⌃+⌘+Space (Ctrl+Cmd+Space) or open the Edit menu in our application and select Emoji & Symbols. We can type the character we want to unicode value for in the Search box or look it up in the lists. When we select the character we can see at the right the Unicode for that character:

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Spocklight: Use Stub or Mock For Spring Component Using @SpringBean

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

When we write tests or specifications using Spock for our Spring Boot application, we might want to replace some Spring components with a stub or mock version. With the stub or mock version we can write expected outcomes and behaviour in our specifications. Since Spock 1.2 and the Spock Spring extension we can use the @SpringBean annotation to replace a Spring component with a stub or mock version. (This is quite similar as the @MockBean for Mockito mocks that is supported by Spring Boot). We only have to declare a variable in our specification of the type of the Spring component we want to replace. We directly use the Stub() or Mock() methods to create the stub or mock version when we define the variable. From now on we can describe expected output values or behaviour just like any Spock stub or mock implementation.

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Awesome Asciidoctor: Don't Wrap Lines in All Listing or Literal Blocks of Document

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

In a previous post we learned about setting the value of options attribute to nowrap on listing and literal blocks, so the lines in the block are not wrapped. In the comments a user suggested another option to disable line wrapping for all listing and literal blocks in the document by using the document attribute prewrap. We must negate the document attribute, :prewrap!:, to disable all wrapping. If we place this document attribute at the top of our Asciidoctor document it is applied for the whole document. We can also place it at other places in the document to change the setting for all listing and literal blocks following the prewrap document attribute. To enable wrapping again we set :prewrap: (leaving out the exclamation mark).

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Gradle Goodness: Use bill of materials (BOM) As Dependency Constraints

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

Since Gradle 5 we can easily use a bill of materials (BOM) in our build file to get recommended dependency versions. The dependency versions defined in the BOM are dependency constraints in Gradle. This means the dependencies we define in our build that are part of the BOM don’t need a version, because the version is resolved via the dependency constraint that is defined in the BOM. Also transitive dependency versions are resolved using the BOM if applicable. We use the dependency handler method platform to define the BOM we want to import. The versions in the BOM are recommendations. We can override the recommendation by specifying the version for a dependency found in the BOM with an explicit version.

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Gradle Goodness: Manage Dependency Versions With Dependency Constraints

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

From Maven builds we know the dependencyManagement section in our POM file. In the section we can describe dependencies with their version and later in the dependencies section we can refer to the dependency without the version. We can use dependency constraints in Gradle to do the same thing. A dependency constraint can be used to define the version or version range for a dependency defined in our scripts or a transitive dependency. Just like a dependency the dependency constraint is defined for a configuration, so we can fine tune the constraints to the correct configuration.

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Awesome Asciidoctor: Collapsible Content

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

Since Asciidoctor 2.0.0 we can add the collapsible option to an example block. When the markup is generated to HTML we get a HTML details and summary section. The content of the example block is collapsed (default behaviour because it is in a details section) and a clickable text is available to open the collapsed block (the summary section), so we can see the actual content. The text we can click on is by default Details, but we can change that by setting the title of the example block. Then the title is used as the text to click on to open the collapsed content.

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Micronaut Mastery: Parse String Value With Kb/Mb/Gb To Number

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

Micronaut can convert String values defined as a number followed by (case-insensitive) KB/MB/GB to a number value in certain cases. The conversion service in Micronaut supports the @ReadableBytes annotation that we can apply to a method parameter. Micronaut will then parse the String value and convert it to a number. The value 1Kb is converted to 1024. We can use this for example in a configuration class or path variable in a controller.

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Micronaut Mastery: Binding Request Parameters To POJO

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

Micronaut supports the RFC-6570 URI template specification to define URI variables in a path definition. The path definition can be a value of the @Controller annotation or any of the routing annotations for example @Get or @Post. We can define a path variable as {?binding*} to support binding of request parameters to all properties of an object type that is defined as method argument with the name binding. We can even use the Bean Validation API (JSR380) to validate the values of the request parameters if we add an implementation of this API to our class path.

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