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End of Line blog

Thoughts on software development, by Adam Ruka

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'End of Line' gets a new look!

After many years of the website having the same familiar, unremarkable style, the blog finally got a well-deserved makeover!

Emoji - how do they work?

What exactly are emoji? Are they just small, silly images? If that's true, then why does pretty much every device, from an iPhone to an Android tablet, contain roughly the same set of them? Everything will be explained in the article - but before we can understand emoji, we have to start with the basics of text encodings in computers.

Spring best practices

In the wake of Netflix' announcement that they are standardizing on Spring Boot as their microservice framework of choice, I thought it would be interesting to share some best practices that I personally discovered through many years of hands-on experience with Java's premiere application framework.

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