1. Java and Spring
I'm kicking of this weeks review with … wait for it … a list of resources (how meta). It's a good one though, so I have no hesitation putting at the top – enjoy.
Does the fact that this blog is also in there create a Stack Overflow? Geeky joke, I know – but if not here, where?
It's that time of year – the launch of the new Eclipse.
Personally I didn't like the 4.x Eclipse releases of recent years (I've been using STS built on top of 3.8.x and IDEA) – but the bugs that I filed for 4.x when it first came out seem to have been slowly resolved – so I'm giving the new one a try on my main environment. I want to like it – I really hope I won't be disappointed
And since we're on the subject – if you don't have the Java 8 support in your IDE – here's a quick writeup of how it looks.
The Spring Forum is moving to StackOverflow – now that's news. It looks like a good move for the community, since SO has fine tuned the UX aspect that is somewhat lacking on a simple forum.
A nice video intro to Spring Boot from Josh Long – well timed with the new 1.1.3 release that just came out today.
This has been a long time coming – a coherent approach to dependency management in Spring. Looks very promising, and also looks like I need to play with it this weekend.
Finally – some Spring related recordings (I haven't watched all of these myself yet):
- Spring Integration done Booti-fully
- Using Spring Framework 4.0 and Java 8
- Real Time Event Processing and Decision Making
- Distributed rules engines and CEP
Good strategy for gradually rolling out changes to a subset of users before flipping the switch for your entire user base.
After spending years heavily testing database code, I slowly moved away from that, so when I read: “instead, focus on writing integration tests that test your business logic on a very high level“ – it resonates. Lot of good takeaways in this piece.
The TDD series is still going strong; I wrote extensively about it before in previous weekly reviews, but if haven't read those – here's the gist: go watch it!
An interesting read, harkening back to the Expert Beginner series.