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At the very beginning of last year, I decided to track my reading habits and share the best stuff here, on Baeldung. Haven’t missed a review since.

Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Spring Framework 4.2 goes GA [spring]

I’m upgrading today. Literally. Nuff said.

>> Coming up in 2016: Spring Framework 4.3 & 5.0 [spring]

On top of the earlier 4.2 GA, here’s what the next steps in the Spring ecosystem look like.

>> Project Jigsaw is Really Coming in Java 9 [infoq]

A solid deep dive into Jigsaw and the upcoming Java 9.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Apache Kafka, Samza, and the Unix Philosophy of Distributed Data [confluent]

A long but worthwhile read about a few things the Unix architecture can teach us.

>> Events Don’t Eliminate Dependencies [bozho]

This piece makes a good point – using an event just for the sake of decoupling can, in a lot of cases – do more hard than good.

That being said, events are certainly a powerful abstraction and, if the choice to use them is well founded and justified, can lead to an elegant implementation.

>> Amazon EC2 2015 Benchmark: Testing Speeds Between AWS EC2 and S3 Regions [takipi]

Interesting data tracking the speed of all EC2 regions this year compared to last year.

>> Microservices lessons from trenches [mehdi-khalili]

Some good take-aways about what’s good about a microservice architecture. And that’s not the hype.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Code Kata? How About Product Kata? and

>> Ship Something for Yourself, Even if you Only Earn A Dollar and

>> The Phoenix of My New Site from the Ashes of my Battle with CSS [daedtech]

“Learning when the pressure is off” removes a lot of the roadblocks people have when trying to pick up a new skill.

And learning “product” – yeah, I wish I started to wise up and get started a decade ago.

>> We’re heading Straight for AOL 2.0 [jacquesmattheij]

An enthralling and insightful read on protocols and protocol design.

A sentence that was said by no one ever.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> My PowerPoint Slides are in the Louvre

>> “Death Eater” Grey

>> Reverse my sense of right and wrong

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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>> DNA – Everyone wants to grow

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