1. Spring and Java

>> No, being wary doesn’t hurt Java. A comment about Java licensing. [eisele.net]

>> What we Need is Standardised Non-OSS Licenses [jooq.org]

Notes about the controversial topic of Oracle and Java licensing.

>> Hibernate Tips: How to automatically set an attribute before persisting it [thoughts-on-java.org]

Another useful tip for Hibernate users.

>> Polymorphism of MVC-esque Web Architecture: Real Time Reactive Fulfillment [infoq.com]

An exploration of advanced architectural paradigms derived from the classic MVC.

>> The Surprising Truth of Java Exceptions: What Is REALLY Going on Under the Hood? [takipi.com]

Ever wondered what happens in the JVM during Java Exceptions handling?

>> Spring Boot and Application Context Hierarchy [java-allandsundry.com]

A quick write-up about the hierarchy of ApplicationContexts in Spring Boot.

>> Do You Really Have to Name Everything in Software? [jooq.org]

Lukas’ opinion on one of the two hardest things in Computer Science 🙂

>> Introduction to Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) [sitepoint.com]

A solid introduction to CDI from Java EE.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

 >> The Nature and Eventual End of the Journeyman Idealist [daedtech.com]

The 3rd part of the Journeyman Idealist series, all about how the typical 9 to 5 is not as simple as it once was.

>> How To Maximize Fun In Enterprise Projects [adambien.blog]

A short satiric guide to getting more fun from enterprise projects 🙂

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> That would be a huge personal violation [dilbert.com]

>> I made 75 fashion decisions before breakfast [dilbert.com]

>> How would I make a billion dollars? [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> Work ethic [m.signalvnoise.com]