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


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

>> Hibernate aggressive connection release []

A quick intro and overview of the way Hibernate deals with releasing connections and how that behavior can be configured.

>> Explicit receiver parameters []

A cool feature I didn’t know Java 8 had – passing in the this parameter explicitly as a method argument.

>> JEP 277 “Enhanced Deprecation” is Nice. But Here’s a Much Better Alternative []

A very interesting solution to add richer semantics to the way we deprecated APIs.

>> 3 Disasters Which I Solved With JProfiler []

A good profiling session can make the difference between a solid, well executing and a slow path through the code. Here’s a few ideas to get started.

>> A Refresher – Top 10 Java EE 7 Backend Features []

A rundown of some of the most useful Java EE features – most of which look quite handy.

>> Jigsaw Hands-On Guide []

A solid, practical deep dive into modularity with the upcoming project Jigsaw.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Rich Domain Doesn’t Mean Fat Objects []

There’s a lot to consider when modeling your domain, and not just the technical aspects.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> React Indie Bundle report, or how we made $31k in a week []

A very cool case study of a product launch, with a lot of tactical info to pay close attention to.

>> Giving less advice []

How close you are to the thing you had success with is really something we should all keep in mind when giving advice. Very sensible position and a solid, quick read.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> You have me finishing two weeks before I start []

>> My email objecting to your plan []

>> Two weeks or so []


5. Pick of the Week

>> The One Method I’ve Used to Eliminate Bad Tech Hires []


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