Why does Spring Initializr set the parent pom relativePath to empty?

If, like me, you use the https://start.spring.io/ web service to create your new Spring Boot projects, then you may have noticed that the pom file defined an empty relativePath element with accompanying comment. Now I’ve not really had much concern to question this setting. It’s certainly never given me any issues on my local development […]

Polacode + PlantUML – Visual Studio Code extensions for coders

Polacode The Polacode extension can generate screenshots of your code in Visual Studio Code. It’s a great extension to get example code into a well formatted and nicely displayed image. Good for code snippets where you don’t see a need for any copy or pasting. Also useful for putting screenshots into chat windows like skype […]

First look at Java support in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft recently released a Visual Studio Java extension pack and a Java Test Runner to the Visual Studio Code market place. The Visual Studio Java extension pack adds debugging support to the Red Hat language support for Java. The Java Test Runner adds support for executing JUnit tests. I’ve recently started to use Visual Studio […]