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 interesting.
Let me know in the comments if you’re finding my reviews interesting and useful.
Here we go…
A solid, detailed introduction to securing a single page app with Angular on the front end and Spring Security on the back end. This is going to be an important reference going forward.
Configuration is easy to get wrong. It’s always a balancing act of how much flexibility you want and how much complexity you’re comfortable with. This article gives you the tools you need to do a good job reaching that balance.
Lots of Spring goodness this week (this is why Spring is the first section of the review on this one).
Continuing the Gradle series, this article goes into detail on how to structure a multi-module build.
I haven’t jumped on the Gradle bandwagon yet, but if I do, I’ll definitely be coming back to this article for a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Some very cool presentations:
And the interesting releases of the week:
I wasn’t aware of this cool JUnit @Rule for intelligently working with the filesystem – looks helpful.
A high level intro to JPA 2.0 / Hibernate locking.
A few fun exercises using the new Streams API to submit work to a ForkJoinPool.
A good theoretical reference on default methods, aiming to basically cover everything there is to be covered on the subject.
Would benefit from a few more code examples showing how some of the scenarios/examples work. Must have taken a heck of a long time to put together.
3. Technical and Musings
A thorough analysis of what a good authentication process looks like, what problems it solves and how it can be made so that it doesn’t annoy the crap out of your users.
A fun problem of adding to number together. Yeah.
And the weekly dose of some Dilbert greats:
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.