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You can get some real insight into your CI pipelines, and into your tests by using Foresight.
This includes not just the basics but some actual, actionable data like Change Impact Analysis, where we can see the changes in a PR and correlate them to test runs and test coverage to show how they affect our builds:
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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
A quick, journalistic look at Java 8 Streams performance – something we're starting to be aware of in the community.
This writeup is going to be referenced for a long time, as this kind of low level information is really missing from the Spring ecosystem.
I had to do something similar several times in practice – adding a custom method into a Spring Data repo – so this guide is a welcome reference.
Short and to the point – upgrading to Spring 4 is a solid productivity boost across the board.
A must read if you're working with Hibernate and aren't quite sure how your logging should be set up.
Just because we can do some low level stuff in Java doesn't mean we should. Mockito made some choices about all of that, and about what you can and cannot do with the tool.
This is a quick dive into the way mocks can be injected at runtime.
A very interesting and pragmatic look at the Java 8 functional story, now that it's no longer new and shiny.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
I listened to the “Integration Tests Are a Scam” and it really opened up way of thinking about the way I did testing back then.
Later on I continued to learned from J.B. live, so I'm excited to see here a thought out analysis on the topic. Good stuff.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. Pick of the Week
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)