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The third year of curating my Java reading and sharing the best stuff here, on Baeldunghere we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> If You’ve Written Java Code in 2015 – Here Are the Trends You Couldn’t Have Missed [takipi.com]

Some of the trends of 2015 in the Java ecosystem.

>> Please, Java. Do Finally Support Multiline String Literals [jooq.org]

Yeah – short and to the point – multiline Strings would be a highly useful, simple addition to the language.

>> Android Will Use the OpenJDK [infoq.com]

Interesting turn of events after so many years of problems and legal uncertainty, stretching way back to the days of Sun.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Refactoring is a Development Technique, Not a Project [daedtech.com]

A good way to think about refactoring as an ongoing process instead of a “stop the world” mini-project, once a year.

>> No, you can’t join my wifi network [troyhunt.com]

An interesting rant about home network security.

>> The Best Way to Hire Developers [daedtech.com]

Interviewing well can feel a lot like luck, and having been on both sides of the table I can definitely see why that’s the case.

In my own experience interviewing candidates, the most helpful thing has been not allowing myself to settle into an interviewing rhythm and always keeping my eye on how I can do interviewing better.

>> General Performance Tips [techblog.bozho.net]

Some quick general thoughts about good performance practices.

Also worth reading:

 

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Is this part of your larger war on knowledge? [dilbert.com]

>> Did a just pay a consultant to recommend his own company’s software? [dilbert.com]

>> Is he behind me? [dilbert.com]

 

4. Pick of the Week

>> The myth of perfect design [scottberkun.com]

 

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