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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

>> The Features Project Jigsaw Brings To Java 9

We’re continuing the deep-dive into Jigsaw here, with a lot more practical details.

>> Who Cares About toString Performance?

Cool and useful insights into the performance of various toString implementations – generated with various libraries by the IDE. Who knew?

>> String Substring

The low level memory implications of String.substring over the history of Java.

>> More compact Mockito with Java 8, lambda expressions and Mockito-Java8 add-ons

Some very cool Mockito goodness.

>> Spring Tool Suite 3.7.0 released

On the tail of the Eclipse Mars release last week, the new Spring-specific version of Eclipse – STS – is out. Here are the New and Noteworthy.

>> Mars on Linux

And – are you’re using Eclipse Mars on Linux? I am and I’ve been seeing some weird visual artifacts – this is probably why.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> We Don’t Have Time to Learn It

A tactical and nuanced analysis of proposing a new tool to your team. Some good take-aways here.

>> Microservice Trade-Offs

The discussion around microservices is clearly becoming more mature. This is a fantastic read whether you’re doing microservices or not.

>> The Little Singleton

This is a fun read.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Office Politics 101 for Recovering Idealists

An insightful, solid piece on the nuances of office politics and interactions; a very good read.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Breakthroughs in green energy

>> My people call it an avatar

>> Seven more layers of management

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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