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1. Spring and Java

>> Java Still Number One, But What’s Taking Over? [infoq.com]

Surprising no one, Java is still number one, but interest in the language is making room for languages such as Kotlin or Clojure, which are seeing a whole lot of traction.

>> How to Send Ethereum Transactions with Java [techblog.bozho.net]

Blockchain technology is becoming more and more popular – hence the Java APIs pop up 🙂

>> Small hack to avoid SSL validation in Spring RestTemplate [pragmaticintegrator.wordpress.com]

Sometimes we need to bypass some aspects of security for the sake of testing and this trick comes in handy. Make sure not to use this in production, though.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

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2. Technical

>> Automating generation of Asciidoctor output [blog.frankel.ch]

An interesting case-study of an automatic HTML page generation with Asciidoctor.

>> Gating Introduction – High-Level Overview of the Stress Test Tool [james-willett.com]

Gatlings certainly packs a punch – I’ve been using it regularly for a while now and I quite prefer it to a tool like JMeter.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> How to Evaluate Software Quality from the Outside In [daedtech.com]

Learn how to look at software quality from the business perspective. Yes, this is a skill most developers lack.

>> Do things that don’t scale: Building an MVP without Software Development [blog.codecentric.de]

If you want to bring a new idea to life, sometimes a complete working piece of software is not necessary. Definitely not intuitive, and definitely true.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Hobbit vibe [dilbert.com]

>> The only reason I have a middle man [dilbert.com]

>> You’re all in the top 110% [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> How Memory Leaks Happen in a Java Application [stackify.com]

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