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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

>> Casting In Java 8 (And Beyond?) [codefx]

Quite a good back to basics on casting in Java. Some interesting takeaways here.

>> Spring Data JPA Tutorial: Creating Database Queries From Method Names [petrikainulainen]

>> Spring Data JPA Tutorial: Creating Database Queries With the @Query Annotation [petrikainulainen]

All about Spring Data JPA and creating/generating queries.

>> The Java Garbage Collection Mini-Book [infoq]

You know how every few months, there’s another good article on Garbage Collection in Java? This 100 page mini-book might mean you can skip all of them.

Good reference material and a solid candidate for weekend reading.

>> JDK 8 Massive Open and Online Course: Lambdas and Streams Introduction [oracle]

An interesting initiative. I haven’t gone through the course, but it looks well made and potentially worth exploring.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Microservices Resource Guide [martinfowler]

This might be the home base for anything Microservices.

>> Comments on “You Do it Too” [aphyr]

Some useful nuances of CAP.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> DevOpsCulture [martinfowler]

Beyond the buzzword, there are some intrinsically valuable ideas for building a healthy and holistic culture, in the DevOps movement.

>> How Much Does an Experienced Programmer Use Google? [two-wrongs]

Surgical use of Google. That should be a course for new developers.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Task Force to Eliminate Redundancies

>> I Assume You Hate Your Customers’ Guts

>> Becoming a Useful Member of Society

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.

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First time for everything – the pick of this week is one of my own.

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