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

>> 1 Stream, 2 Applications, and 3 Dependencies for Spring Cloud Data Flow [spring.io]

The Spring Initializr is getting a lot of love lately, and here’s a quick sampling as to why that is.

>> Kotlin’s killer features [codecentric.de]

A quick and interesting look at the new kind on the JVM block.

>> Persistence Expert Roundup: What’s coming in 2016 [thoughts-on-java.org]

Some cool insights and a look at what’s coming in the Java persistence ecosystem.

>> Event Driven Microservices with Spring Cloud Stream [codecentric.de]

This is a great writeup on approaching the microservice problem in an intelligent way.

I am doing quite a bit of work recently with Event Sourcing and this piece fits right into that story – so definitely a good read.

>> Swagger for Akka HTTP [codecentric.de]

A weird combination here, but now that I think about it, it certainly makes sense using Swagger to document the API of a product like Akka HTTP.

>> Spring MVC: Trgger manual validation of a form object [codeleak.pl]

Really short and really practice tips on manually triggering validation in Spring.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Getting the Picture [tbray.org]

This is a quick read and a hard-earned lesson – definitely click this one.

>> Obtaining Login Tokens for an Outlook, Office or Azure Account [whitton.io]

I always thoroughly enjoy reading through these kinds of in-depth attacks.

I think it’s good practice to know what’s out there and how it’s getting compromised, when I’m doing my own security implementations.

This one definitely looks like a promising read, so it’s at the top of my weekend reading list.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> The Cost of Being Right [daedtech.com]

A Gary V likes to say – 99% of things don’t matter. Most things you think matter, don’t actually matter.

That still makes me cringe a bit when I think of my own need to be “right” in the first few years of my career.

>> Being shallow is rational [lemire.me]

A high level look at the way most things are changing faster now that they’ve ever been before – and how we need to stop being romantic about the way we learn if we want to adapt.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Here comes leadership [dilbert.com]

>> Ignorance has a tell [dilbert.com]

>> You totally get me [dilbert.com]


5. Pick of the Week

Continuing on the same general idea as last week’s pick:

>> Being tired isn’t a badge of honor [m.signalvnoise.com]


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