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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

>> Motivation And Goals Of Project Jigsaw

A solid introduction to Jigsaw and the modularization work going into Java 9 – both context and attention to detail.

>> Oracle Proposes G1 as the Default Garbage Collector for Java 9

A very interesting change potentially slated for JDK 9.

>> JDT Improvements, Top Eclipse Mars Feature #5

Some cool improvements dropping with Eclipse Mars in a few days, including better Java 8 support.

>> Cache auto-configuration in Spring Boot 1.3

Caching support becomes easier with the upcoming Boot.

>> DevTools in Spring Boot 1.3

A nice set of additional to Boot, with the clear goal of making development easier across the board.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> HTTP/2 Implementation Status

The State of the Union for HTTP/2.

>> Tor for Technologists

A great writeup on Tor – how it works and why you would use it.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> My Candidate Description

An interesting though exercise and a very useful writeup for two reasons. One – by writing something like this, you’ll likely bring a lot of clarity to your own goals and aspirations, and two – it’s a good link to hand over to recruiters.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> I think mauve has the most ram

>> Here’s a nickel, kid

>> The network token fell out and is in the room somewhere

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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A writeup on something I’m quite bullish about – TDD as a design tool:

>> Does TDD really lead to good design?

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