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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

>> 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.

>> Benchmark: How Java 8 Lambdas and Streams Can Make Your Code 5 Times Slower [takipi.com]

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).

>> HOW-TO: Register components using @Conditional and Condition in Spring [codeleak.pl]

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:

Time to upgrade:

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.

>> Agile for Introverts: Re-Imagined Programmer Collaboration [daedtech.com]

A nuanced examination of Agile practices as they apply to and affect introverted people.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Are you the datacenter? [dilbert.com]

>> That’s our slacker trap! [dilbert.com]

>> I was going to say “subordinate” but now it’s awkward. [dilbert.com]

 

4. Pick of the Week

>> Holy Shit Moments [randsinrepose.com]

 

I just announced the new Spring Boot 2 material, coming in REST With Spring:

>> CHECK OUT THE LESSONS