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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

>> Proposed schedule for JDK 9

The timeline of Java 9 has finally been set.

>> Call me maybe: Elasticsearch 1.5.0

This very detailed piece and its predecessor are both mandatory reading if you’re using Elasticsearch. Or working with distributed systems in general.

>> Getting Started With Gradle: Integration Testing

When you build your application, handling the integration tests well is oh-so important. If you’re using Gradle – have a read of this one.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Evaluating persistent, replicated message queues

Good readin’ on message queues.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Talking About Money

If you’re just starting out or have been in the field for a decade or more – this piece is going to inform the way you think about being compensated for your work.

>> 8 Career Tips That Don’t Require Competence

Pragmatic advice on moving forward in your career faster than the “default”.

I’d definitely recommend reading this even if you can’t see identify with the “up or out” way of thinking, for some much needed and sometimes sobering context.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> We had to injure nine employees to meet the goal

>> Mordac, the preventer of information services

>> The magic cylinder

5. 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.

If not – you can share the review and unlock it right here:

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>> Some advice from Jeff Bezos

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