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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. Java and Spring

>> Using Jenkins Job DSL for Job Lifecycle Management []

Jenkins can be quick and easy. Jenkins done right however, can be quite powerful at scale, paired with the right tools.

>> Java EE 8 MVC: A detailed look at Controllers []

An quick look at Controllers in Java EE 8. I’ve been covering a lot of Spring, so this might be an interesting change of scenery.

>> Simpler handling of asynchronous transaction bound events in Spring 4.2+ [solidsoft]

A quick exploration of the new transactional support that comes along with the new event support in Spring 4.2 – good stuff.

>> The Spring Boot Dashboard in STS – Part 1: Local Boot Apps []

A cool new Spring Boot dashboard in Eclipse STS – makes working with microservices a whole lot easier.

>> Deploying Spring Boot applications to Heroku []

A practical, end to end process of running a Boot app over on Heroku.

>> What the Heck Is Mutation Testing? []

Code coverage is such an imperfect metric (to put it kindly). To go beyond it is definitely worthwhile – and makes sense to evaluate, provided you have the basic stuff dialed in already.

>> Rapid Development with Hibernate in CQRS Read Models []

Some solid practical tips on using Hibernate for an Event Sourced system.

Also worth reading:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Apache JMeter Tutorial []

A solid intro to JMeter.

I’ve personally been using Gatling more and more lately, but JMeter is still a go to tool that I recommend and use.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Why All The Fear of Electronic Voting? []

Good notes around the thorny problem of moving the voting system to the web.

>> Doing the dishes []

Who would have thought? Doing the dishes and coding are actually similar. And someone else out there has stolen my dish-washing technique.

>> The Evolution of a Freelancer: Lessons from the Hallway Track at DYFConf []

What he said.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Doc, scrub in, we got the liver []

>> An army of mole-people []

>> A sewerside mission []

5. Pick of the Week

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