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Google Cloud Run with Micronaut and GraalVM

App Engine. Google Cloud Functions. And now the pinnacle: Google Cloud Run. Here I build a container running (thanks to GraalVM) a natively compiled Micronaut framework application on Google's latest serverless for containers offering called Cloud Run.

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 java google cloud micronaut graalvm Google Cloud Run with Micronaut and GraalVM

First steps running a Cloud Task on Spring Cloud Data Flow

Everyone is talking cloud native. Spring might not be the newest kid on the block, but Spring Cloud Data Flow holds bags of promise. Here I give an introduction to Spring Cloud Data Flow and write my first Cloud Task.

Wed, Nov 7, 2018 java spring cloud First steps running a Cloud Task on Spring Cloud Data Flow

Cold weekend in Copenhagen

A winter weekend break to Copenhagen - home of the Little Mermaid and many fantastic restaurants.

Mon, Feb 29, 2016 weekend review food denmark Cold weekend in Copenhagen

Ten days in Spain - Madrid & Seville

With ten days to enjoy Spain we eventually succeeded in buying a Renfe Spain pass and made our way to Madrid and Seville.

Sat, Oct 31, 2015 spain review food madrid seville holiday Ten days in Spain - Madrid & Seville

60 hours in Edinburgh (festival time)

A 60 hour visit to Edinburgh, our old hunting ground during the August festival season.

Mon, Sep 7, 2015 edinburgh weekend food festival review 60 hours in Edinburgh (festival time)

72 hours in London

A visit to London was long overdue - so we headed for 72 hours of sightseeing, tourist attractions and to stuff our faces full of food!

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 london weekend food review 72 hours in London

Internationalization on the Web - an often inconsistent and frustrating experience

Many websites / internet services are now offering their content in local languages - but the way this internationalization is implemented can cause frustration and annoyance to those whose only language is English.

Sun, Apr 27, 2014 internationalization webdesign ui Internationalization on the Web - an often inconsistent and frustrating experience

Google App Engine Endpoints (REST services), with Java, Maven & Intellij (Part 1)

Google's App Engine now provides Endpoints, which offer a simple way to create RESTful services for clients. Here a simple Endpoint is created using the Java API, Maven and Intellij.

Sun, May 19, 2013 java maven appengine rest endpoints Google App Engine Endpoints (REST services), with Java, Maven & Intellij (Part 1)

Taking the WebSphere Liberty Profile for a spin, using Intellij on the iMac

The WebSphere Liberty Profile is built for developers - here I take the beta of the Next profile for a spin - using Intellij on the iMac, a new set-up for me.

Sun, Mar 24, 2013 intellij java websphere mac Taking the WebSphere Liberty Profile for a spin, using Intellij on the iMac

New York City Food and Drink write up

Reviews of the food and drink venues we enjoyed in Manhattan, New York City during our November 2012 trip to the Big Apple.

Sat, Nov 17, 2012 food drink nyc manhattan travel New York City Food and Drink write up

Disneyland Paris trip report and review

Brief write-up of our day trip to see Disneyland Paris - unfortunately minus Mickey Mouse and any of the other characters.

Mon, Jul 16, 2012 paris disneyland themepark disney Disneyland Paris trip report and review

Paris food & drink experience

Write up of our food and drink experience in Paris, from our May 2012 visit.

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 paris food drink paris bars restaurants Paris food & drink experience

Hungary: Budapest & Heviz Trip Report

A 10 day trip to Hungary's capital Budapest and a 3 night trip to Heviz, a town near Lake Balaton which is home to Europe's largest outdoor thermal lake.

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 hungary heviz budapest europe holiday Hungary: Budapest & Heviz Trip Report

Isle of Skye

A week long trip in May 2008 trip to Scotland's Isle of Skye, where we were fortunate enough to get great weather!

Tue, May 19, 2009 skye holiday scotland uk Isle of Skye
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