1. Spring and Java

>> Oracle Presents First Proposal for Value Types Implementation [infoq.com]

The value types proposal is being approached in a gradual, intelligent manner – first the JVM support and then the actual language support.

>> A beginner’s guide to SQL injection and how you should prevent it [vladmihalcea.com]

A monster writeup about Hibernate, SQL injection, and staying clear of it.

So many of the huge data breaches this year have been SQL injection attacks – it’s definitely worth learning more about the technique.

>> Add Stormpath to Your JHipster Application [stormpath.com]

A quick and interesting integration.

>> Inside Java 9 – Performance, Compiler, and More [sitepoint.com]

A deep-dive into the JVM internals coming in Java 9, and a discussion of the various optimizations that are being developed in the new release.

>> Meet Thorben Janssen [in.relation.to]

A quick discussion about Hibernate and building a training business and the future of the framework.

>> How Java developers can use the Wiremock framework to simulate HTTP-based APIs [infoq.com]

A good, simple intro to Wiremock.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Ubiquiti all the things: how I finally fixed my dodgy wifi [troyhunt.com]

Hmm, makes me reconsider my home setup. If you’re a gear nut like me, you’re going to enjoy this one.

>> Be Careful About What You Dislike [lucumr.pocoo.org]

Interesting points about forming and cementing opinions, especially around tech.

>> From Developer to Consultant [daedtech.com]

An interesting read about the lay of the land for developers that want to do higher leverage work.

>> Negotiating for time [dandreamsofcoding.com]

Great advice for the final stretch of the job hunting process. Keeping your cool, being open, enthusiastic but also in control – all good stuff.

>> The Developer Feedback Loop [daedtech.com]

A shorter feedback look is the driving force behind oh-so many technologies and techniques we can now take for granted, such as TDD, CI, CD, etc.

Definitely worth keeping a close eye on what kind of feedback look we’re getting from our systems.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> People all over the word continued to act like idiots [dilbert.com]

>> You picked a bad time to become insightful [dilbert.com]

>> I’m willing to touch a rat that touches you [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> Let Your Workers Rebel [hbr.org]