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 […]

Deploying a PlantUML Spring Boot application in a docker container to sloppy.io

I’m a big fan of including PlantUML diagrams for documentation using Asciidoc and Spring REST docs. Using PlantUML also saves time when visualising software designs as the cycle time of editing and seeing the new diagram can be much shorter that using drag and drop tools like Visio. PlantUML works by taking in textual notation […]