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
A must-read piece on using the API Gateway pattern in a Microservices centric architecture.
In my own experience, I found the proxy/gateway pattern does a great job consolidating and clearly identifying responsibilities in the system. It also addresses a host of problems like – authentication, CORS, service discovery and clients being affected by early internal refactorings of the microservices.
Overall, a very good read.
Good caching goes a long way towards a well behaved server implementation.
If you've been deploying software to production for a while, you're probably doing some version of this process. Setting it up for the first time though – that feels good 🙂
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
Another solid look at blue-green deployments.
A practical, step-by-step flow of moving from processing a collection with a loop control structure towards a functional, lambda based approach. A very good read if you're starting on that path.
The performance of a good vs bad regex, alongside a deep-dive into how the bad expression actually matches. A good one to have pen and paper next to you.
Words to live by, and definitely a must read for devs that are transitioning into a lead or architect role.
On the words we use.
A quick but interesting piece on wearing headphones to block out the noise of an improperly designed office.
Very good read on working in an office as opposed to being remote. This really hits home with me, as I've been mostly working remote for over a year now.
This style of work jives with me and my personality quite well. Overall, it's of course highly dependent on a bunch of internal and external factors, and it may not fit well with everyone.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
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:
A very cool but also highly useful view on latency: