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
>> JUnit Lambda – The Prototype [codefx.org]
A great intro and overview of a project I'm super excited about – JUnit Lambda – the effort of creating the next version of JUnit.
Another look at an empirical observation that's becoming clearer and clearer with each new study – using lambdas does mean sacrificing some performance.
>> Java: The Missing Features [infoq.com]
Would it be cool to have all this stuff in the language? Yeah – and it's not all theory – some of it may be here in the next few versions.
>> How to bootstrap Hibernate without the persistence.xml file [vladmihalcea.com]
This definitely comes in handy when you're doing greenfield Hibernate work – short and to the point.
>> Random Code Failures – Race Conditions Between Our Code and the JVM [javaspecialists.eu]
Looks like an interesting read – reserved for the weekend.
>> Apache Maven JDeps Plugin 3.0.0 Released [infoq.com]
Interesting Maven tool to make the upcoming migration to Java 9 smooth(er).
Quick and practical guide on making use of conditional logic for bean creation in a Spring app with more flexibility than just using profiles.
Also worth reading:
>> First steps with Java 9 and Project Jigsaw – Part 1 [codecentric.de]
>> Spring Boot Dev Tools in 1.3.0 Bring Automatic Restart and More [springframework.guru]
>> Unsynchronized PersistenceContext – How to model conversations with JPA [thoughts-on-java.org]
Time to upgrade:
>> Apache Maven Version 3.3.9 Released [mail-archives.apache.org]
>> News for Spring Data JDBC Extensions Project [spring.io]
>> Spring Statemachine 1.0.1 Released [sping.io]
>> Spring Social 1.1.4 Released [spring.io]
>> IntelliJ IDEA 15 Released [infoq.com]
>> Many improvements for Hibernate Search 5.5.1.Final [in.relation.to]
2. Technical and Musings
>> Your Coworker’s Bad Code: Having The Hard Conversation [daedtech.com]
A mature approach to discussing code quality issues in an intelligent, non-confrontational manner.
A nuanced examination of Agile practices as they apply to and affect introverted people.
Also worth reading:
>> Recruiting Software Developers – Initial Contact [henrikwarne.com]
>> Have Static Languages Won? [pointersgonewild.com]
>> Are you smart enough to be a programmer? [avdi.org]
>> A tale of two development competitions [advancedweb.hu]
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
>> Are you the datacenter? [dilbert.com]
>> That's our slacker trap! [dilbert.com]
4. Pick of the Week
>> Holy Shit Moments [randsinrepose.com]