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 worth reading.
Let me know in the comments if you're finding my reviews interesting and useful.
Here we go…>> Mockito 2.0.4-beta
1. Spring and Java
A comprehensive guide to what value based classes mean in Java 8 (not much) and what will likely mean in Java 9 and beyond (a lot more).
The Hibernate Masterclass is moving forward, this time with a solid piece on pessimistic locking.
An exploration of how to best leverage streams to deal with conversions between a value and a wrapper for that value.
Just a little bit of UI testing can bring a whole lot of trust in the fact that your app is running the way it should, and WebDriver/Selenium is a fantastic tool for that.
An solid overview of what JPA 2.1 brings to the table.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
I guess the title speaks for itself on this one.
A sensible and pragmatic mindset for designing an application. These kinds of architecture/design disagreements will come up in a team, so having the right kind of mindset makes a world of difference. That, and egoless programming (which is not as easy as it sounds).
A nuance of managing your TODO list better. Or I should say – my TODO list, since it's something that I'm going to be mindful of and see if it makes a difference.
An important (but tricky) aspect to get right when doing any form of Agile – the importance of good ol' dialog.
A different way to think about stuff.
This one is a bit meta, but it was certainly an interesting read to see what other bloggers experience in terms of traffic and trends.
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.