Things I learned from working remotely as a software developer

Unexpectedly, during the past weeks, remote work became a thing.

Because of coronavirus pandemic, more and more organizations started to apply precautions.If only it’s possible, companies worldwide started shifting their teams into remote work mode and sending their employees to home offices.

If you didn’t notice this remote work trend recently, take a look at that Google Trends data:

Probably this is not how remote revolution was supposed to look like.

But if you just begin to work remotely these days or just preparing yourself for it, I have few things to share with you.

As I’m working remotely for a while now, I decided to gather simple rules I follow in order to work from home in the most effective way.

Although I work as a software developer myself, the tips I described here are quite universal and you can use it for barely any type of remote work.

Of course, depending on the organization or the project, your own situation may vary.  But I hope you’ll find something useful for you here.

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Provide basic security for your Spring Boot application with Spring Security and Kotlin

When you’re creating your REST API, most of the time you don’t want it to be publically accessible. Moreover, sometimes you’d like to restrict certain paths for users with specific roles (for example administrators).

In this blog post, I’m going to provide very basic Spring Security integration for Spring Boot application written in Kotlin language.

Please note that I’m using the example REST API I provided in the previous article. So if you don’t have your Spring Boot REST API built yet, move through the steps I described there.

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