On to the third week of January and my third Weekly Review – no time like the present to go into the picks.
This one had to start the list off – the plans for the upcoming Spring releases, so if you're working with Spring now or plan to do so, this is a must read.
Great video on evolving a REST API in the right way (with Hypermedia, not versions).
Great material about what to use and what not to use encrypted cookies for – seriously worth reading.
One more step towards Hibernate Validator 5.1 – which is getting more and more powerful.
Deep dive into unit testing – worth a read, especially if you've been TDD-ing (hope that's a verb) for years.
Fun way to build a POM with Java 8 clojures and a builder.
HTTP and REST
If you're not already getting Mike Amundsen in your RSS feed (and what could possibly be the reason not to?) – this recent article discusses practical examples of what is and what isn't Hypermedia.
Martin Fowler on how to work with the DOM in a way that actually makes sense – great read (twice).
Fun article about a serious subject – productivity and interruptions. Some great insights into the different work patterns of a Maker and a Manager – for further reading on this, there's always the timeless: Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule.
And that wraps up week 3 of January – happy reading.