I just announced the new Spring 5 modules in REST With Spring:


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1. Spring and Java

>> Monitor and troubleshoot Java applications and services with Datadog

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>> ShuffleCollector [javaspecialists.eu]

We can easily sort a Stream, but shuffling has always been a bit tricky 🙂

>> Clearer Code with JDK 10 Local Variable Type Inference [marxsoftware.blogspot.com]

“var”s can make code more concise but also unreadable – just use it with care.

>> Spring IO Platform end-of-life announcement [spring.io]

Due to the insane popularity of Spring Boot, this isn’t surprising.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> User Authentication Best Practices Checklist [techblog.bozho.net]

This is a good bulleted list to have printed somewhere when you’re implementing authentication 🙂

>> Search on a static website [blog.frankel.ch]

Using static websites simplifies a number of things… but a simple search button is not one of these.

>> The Stack Overflow Age [joelonsoftware.com]

Great ideas are still out there, waiting to be implemented.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> The Cover Up [dilbert.com]

>> Blame the Mimes [dilbert.com]

>> Patents [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> HTTPS explained with carrier pigeons [freecodecamp.org]

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What is the best Tool for micro services integration testing ?
SOUPUI or JMeter?

Grzegorz Piwowarek

JMeter and SoapUI are designed for something else. Testing microservices is tricky because often it’s better to avoid bringing up multiple instances. Check Pact and the concept of Consumer-Driven Contracts