Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a Full Stack web developer, specialising in Java and the JVM, js and web frameworks. He has a passion for clean code, entrepreneurship, company culture and making the world a better place.

You’re probably already aware of marketplace businesses that aggregate products from multiple sellers to provide consumers with a single place to get the best product/price (think booking.com, Amazon or Uber). There are some very successful marketplaces but it is notoriously hard to start one. For one, you have to run...

Does this scenario sound familiar? You recently implemented a feature. Everything works perfectly, you ironed out a couple of little bugs and had great test coverage and were very happy with the code architecture. Now another developer comes along with a monster PR that rewrites it all. You check out...

I’ve been using Value objects a lot recently. Especially as I’ve been working with DDD. Lombok provides a convenient annotation to avoid writing lots of boilerplate code for Value object classes. The annotation will make the class final, add a constructor that takes all the arguments and make each field...