I teach Java developers how to save a ton of time with JHipster and Docker

I've been a Java developer for 21 years and done it all — project & account management, requirements, development, testing, support, processes, tools. I know what it takes to run a Java project these days, so I recognize what a big deal JHipster and Docker are for Java development.

How did I find out?

In mid-2018, I got my first Angular project as a freelancer, right after discovering JHipster. I lobbied for using JHipster and got my wish. Because of JHipster, I delivered a fully working application with user management, CRUD screens for ten entities, administration screens, a custom Excel upload, and responsive layout in just four days. The customer was quite surprised by how complete the application was after that short amount of time! Afterward, my team made rapid progress in expanding and refining the ever-changing data model, while learning Angular and customizing the application along the way. Also, because of Docker, we ran our application, a database, and a Wiki easily on our PCs, the test server, and five different customer environments. The application went live successfully in early 2019.

So my first project with JHipster and Docker was a smash hit! That's why I'm working on my second JHipster and Docker application right now. Stay tuned for more information!

I created this site to spread the knowledge about JHipster and Docker for Java development. I want to save you Java developers a ton of time!

About me

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I grew up in East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain. I wrote my first BASIC program on a Sinclair Spectrum ZX81 in 1984 and never looked back. I got a Master's degree in Computer science from the Dresden University of Technology in 1996.

My first job after college was with American Management Systems. From 1996 through 2001, I worked in Sweden, The Netherlands, Berlin, and Great Britain. My next job was at Mundwerk, a start-up in Berlin, from 2001 to 2002. I then became a contractor in 2003.

My biggest adventure so far began in 2004 — Seldon Systems, a software product start-up near Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. For 12 years, I was the VP of Engineering and led the development of a monitoring software product. My co-founder and I successfully sold that company in 2016.

From 2017 to 2019, I was a Java contract developer in Stuttgart, Germany. I followed my wife to Milton Keynes, U.K., in July 2019. Here I just embarked on a new adventure: A SaaS start-up where I'm the sole developer for the web and mobile apps.

About my editor

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I have longer articles, such as the tutorials, checked by my editor Michael Duda. You can spot these articles because Michael is then listed as the editor at the very top, next to my name. He's a native speaker and offers excellent German — English translations and copywriting & editing services. His specialty is adding clarity and polish to existing texts.


Drop me an email at info@betterprojectsfaster.com or reach out on LinkedIn or Xing. You can find Michael Duda on LinkedIn.

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