At the very beginning of 2014 I decided to track my reading habits and share the best stuff here, on Baeldung.
2014 has been quite the year, covering each week with a review. I've been doing a lot more reading to make sure I cover and curate stuff that has value and is actually worth reading.
Let me know in the comments if you're finding my reviews interesting and useful.
Here we go…
1. Spring and Java
The plans for Java going forward.
Powerful use of Streams to reorganize and classify the backing collections.
Further code-heavy, in depth exploration of locking in Hibernate.
An interesting way to test a custom collection implementation using tests that already exist in Guava. Didn't know Guava can do that.
This is a very good place to start for monitoring a Spring Boot app.
An very cool exploration of JVMs with very large heaps (32GB+).
A solid, code focused introduction to Activity within the Spring Boot ecosystem. I especially like the testing part – that usually takes a bit of API exploration to get right.
Although I'm personally not using Gradle, this series will definitely be my go-to if I ever decide to jump on the Gradle wagon.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
This took a pair to write.
It's widely understood that building APIs is hard. And more nuanced, some of the good practices that would otherwise apply in most cases of building software may not apply when building APIs. This piece is about that.
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. Pick of the Week
Earlier this year I introduced the “Pick of the Week” section here in my “Weekly Review”. If you're already on my email list – you got the pick already – hope you enjoyed it.