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The first week of February looks to be a productive one – some very nice resources in this one, especially around HTTP and REST.

On Spring

=> Why I like Spring @Autowired for List types

Nice and quick intro on going beyond injecting a single bean at a time – by injecting collections of beans with Spring DI.

=> Spring Framework 4.0.1 & 3.2.7 released – and 3.1.x retired

In case you missed it – the Spring Framework is moving forward – the 3.1 is officially retired and 3.2 is in maintenance mode.

=> Consuming Spring-hateoas Rest service using Spring RestTemplate and Super type tokens

On Java

=> Choosing an ExecutorService

=> ForkJoinPool: the Other ExecutorService

Very useful article on picking the right Executor Service for the job – well worth a read. Also a follow up going in-depth into the ForkJoinPool (with illustrations to top it off).

=> Java 8 Friday Goodies: Lambdas and Sorting

These posts are setting a good weekly cadence – this one is illustrating how Java 8 will change the way we sort – nice and clean.


=> Nine Things to Expect from HTTP/2

OK, if you have to pick one thing to read this week, pick this one – it delivers some great insight into how HTTP is evolving and what we should expect. An important read.

=> Measuring Up Hypermedia Types

Lays down the way of the land when it comes to picking a Hypermedia type from the myriad of options available.


=> Hibernate Facts: How to “assert” the SQL statement count

An interesting way of keeping tabs on the queries being executed by Hibernate – I might look into this to make sure I don’t introduce any performance regressions.


=> Finding Bugs: Debugger versus Logging

Surprisingly there is still an argument about the value of good logging – a good overview between debugging and using proper logging.

General Musings

=> Two Ways to Get the Most Out of Daily Stand-up Meetings

Pragmatic points about holding an effective Stand-Up meeting. One other thing I found really effective, if the team is collocated, is to actually stand up – this keeps everyone from jumping from “problem finding” into “problem solving” mode.


These weekly reviews are a lot of fun to put together, and hopefully you’re getting good articles out of them as well. If you have any suggestions on the format, or if you think I missed anything this week – let me in the comments.

Until next week.

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