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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…
1. Spring and Java
A proxy/gateway is one of the core questions you need to answer when building your Spring webapp. It helps with quite a few things – CORS being one of them. So – this forth part in the new Spring Security with Angular series unfolding over on Spring Central is a very useful reference to have.
Also – I just removed a topic from my article TODO list – and I didn't have to write a single word 🙂
A quick guide on how Spring leverages Java 8 to write idiomatic code.
An interesting code-focused exploration of Hibernate optimistic locking and more importantly – the potential caveats of using it.
I enjoy reading “Inspired by Actual Events” for these low level deep-dives into the Java language – and this one doesn't disappoint. Here's the followup to it.
A quick introductory level article on working with a single thread executor and Java 8 streams.
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
Pragmatism a clear “exit criteria” are missing in our industry.
You would think it's a “young gun” mistake, but it's not. As you're reading this right now, someone with decades in the industry is crossing his fingers and signing off on The Big Rewrite. Why? Because – maybe this time…
So – maybe don't do that, and maybe go read this one.
I try to stay away from the Agile writings here on Baeldung. That's because most of the stuff I read on the subject is just serviceable – sometimes. With a few minor exceptions of course – such as Dan North – but he publishes once every blue moon. This one though – worth reading.
“The long game” is an acquired skill, after you've been burned one to many times. And having the discipline to take the necessary steps and track the results long term can be the difference between a successful and a failed project.
Looks like a solid start with AngularJS – I plan to go through it over the weekend.
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. 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.
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)