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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

>> Microservices with Spring [spring]

A quick and practical intro to building microservices with Spring. It touches on some interesting stuff, definitely worth a read.

>> OpenJDK Requesting Community Feedback on Java 9 Features [infoq]

An in-depth interview on some of the changes in Java 9 as well as how the community can participate and shape the release.

>> Spring Data JPA Tutorial: Creating Database Queries With Named Queries [petrikainulainen]

The next installment in the Spring Data JPA series – further exploring the various ways you can define queries.

>> Writing Clean Tests – Java 8 to the Rescue [petrikainulainen]

Testing on steroids – I’m liking the new approach.

>> Tomcat’s Default Connector(s) [bozho]

A very quick intro to the connectors available in Tomcat and the tradeoffs between them.

>> Removal of sun.misc.Unsafe in Java 9 – A disaster in the making and >> Understanding sun.misc.Unsafe [dripstat], [dzone]

A discussion that has been making the rounds this week, about the plans to sunset Unsafe from the JDK.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Dissecting a tech talk: How I topped the charts at NDC [troyhunt]

Oh, I like this piece. It’s a very worthwhile talk by itself, but the meta stuff is even more interesting.

This is how you get better and public speaking.

>> Let’s Put Some Dignity Back into Job Seeking [daedtech]

Resumes can be a messy affair. That being said, hiring – solid, well matched hiring – is a tough nut to crack.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Desk Standardization Policies

>> The Committee for Naming Conventions

>> Layers of Management

4. 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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I’m learning a lot from the way Troy Hunt operates and puts out work – and this is a good entry point into all of that good stuff:

>> How I optimised my life to make my job redundant

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