At the very beginning of 2014 I decided to start to track my reading habits and share the best stuff here, on Baeldung.
Curating my reading has made it more purposeful and diverse – and I'm hopefully providing value to you as well by allowing the best content of the week to raise to the top.
Here we go…
1. Java and Spring
>> Preventing lost updates in long conversations
An interesting and very useful deep-dive into how and where to implement your transaction orchestration logic.
>> JUnit in a Nutshell: Yet Another JUnit Tutorial
A 6-parter that goes beyond the basics of JUnit. I've been covering the individual articles in my weekly reviews – here's the whole thing.
>> Setup Spring Security with Active Directory LDAP in Spring Boot Web Application
Spring Boot makes so many usecases and configurations in Spring simpler – this is just one of many.
And finally – Spring Boot 1.1.7 was released this week.
>> The value proposition of Hypermedia
I've read many articles explaining Hypermedia and the RESTful HATEOAS constraint – and there's usually something missing. This one strikes a good balance between not just explaining what HATEOAS is, but actually how and why it's useful in practice – not just as a theoretical concept. Entirely recommended reading if you're working on an API (or have any plans to).
>> Chess TDD 16: Finishing Bishop Blocking
I incorrectly though this great series had wrapped up a few weeks back. It's not – and I have some caching up to do. Regardless, it's one of the best resources to really dig deep into TDD on a non-trivial project – so if you haven't done so already – get clickin' and start with episode 1.
>> Opening Word is Software Development Fail
An interesting take on documenting process vs automation. Read this one not for a black and white view but more in terms of a tool to help you think though what you really need to document and what you should just spend the extra effort to automate.
>> What annoys us defines us
Quick but insightful reading on maybe reconsidering how you look at the things that annoy you.
Let's finish up with one of the well-known XKCD series out there – this one is a 5 parter:
>> Journal 2
>> Journal 3
>> Journal 4
>> Journal 5
5. Pick of the Week
Last week I introduced the “Pick of the Week” section here in my “Weekly Review”. The interesting part is that it's entirely exclusive to my email list subscribers.
So – if you came to this article from my email list, you have the pick already – hope you enjoyed it 🙂 If not – you can of course subscribe to the list to get the next one.
There you go – compared to last weeks behemoth, this one was light and to the point.
Until next week.