A few weeks ago I wrote a tutorial on getting started with Spark (the Java web framework). A few readers appreciated it and it was linked by the Jetbrains blog, republished by DZone and republished by the new Spark tutorials blog.
After that me and David Åse chatted a bit and we decided to work together on a few tutorials to publish on the Spark tutorials blog. So today we publish the first of hopefully a long list: Spark and Databases: Configuring Spark to work with Sql2o in a testable way.
Content of the tutorial on Sql2o + Spark
- see when to use an ORM and when not
how to organize the code that access the database and integrate it with the controllers
how to use Sql2o
we put everything together and improve the BlogService we have started in the first post on Spark.
At the end we will have something like this:
Plans for the future
David is a great guy that among the other things rewrote the Spark website (does look cool, eh?). I asked him how he was involved in Spark and we are working on a short interview, similar to the one I had with Luca Barbato: I think it always inspiring to learn how people started giving back to the open-source community.
Reviewing, reviewing, reviewing
In the rest of the week I have been fairly busy doing a technical reviews for two books from the Pragmatic Bookshelf (did I tell already that I love their books?). It required a fair amount of effort but I learned a few things on topics I would not have time to spend time on normally, so I am fairly happy.
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