I just announced the new Spring Boot 2 material, coming in REST With Spring:

>> CHECK OUT THE COURSE

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

>> How is Java 8 / Spring 4 Adoption Going?

I’m running a poll to see what Java 8 and Spring 4 are getting adopted across our industry. It only takes a couple of seconds to vote, so please do.

>> Testing an Angular Application: Angular JS and Spring Security Part VIII

This installment covers testing the single page Angular+Spring app with Jasmine, run these tests locally and then wire them up in a CI environment.

I’m sure I’ll give this one a try sooner rather than later.

>> How To Publish Software Artifacts To Maven Central

Nice practical overview of the steps you have to follow when releasing an artifact into Maven Central.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Graphite vs. Grafana: Build the Best Monitoring Architecture for Your Application

The lay of the land for monitoring solutions – sending the data, receiving it and displaying it nicely.

Graphite is a nice tool and I’ve been making extensive use of it in the past, but the truth is – it’s damn ugly, especially after you play around with Kibana.

>> High Availability for Mere Mortals

This is a must-read if you haven’t spent a few years doing Ops work. Keep things simple, but does provide a good base to build on.

3. Musings

>> Just Don’t Hire 0x Engineers

I always like pragmatic thinking and practical advice, and this is both.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Cure Me Of Optimism

>> Must Find Antidote

>> A Whiner

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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Time for another solid podcast, with lots of great take-aways (especially in recent episodes):

>> The Business of Freelancing Podcast

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