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A bit of a quicker one this week, as I’m writing it in between Spring IO sessions.

Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Thymeleaf 3 – Get Started Quickly with Thymeleaf 3 and Spring MVC [codeleak.pl]

A quick and to the point intro to using Thymeleaf with Spring, hopefully getting the industry one step closer to never touching a JSP file ever again.

>> How to Split JUnit Tests in a Continuous Integration Environment [semaphoreci.com]

A solid, thorough writeup focused on intelligently separating the way different tests run in a CI pipeline. Very useful stuff.

>> 13 Decks Java Developers Must See to Stay Updated [takipi.com]

Some very interesting slide-decks worth going over. Not only for the subject matter, but also to see what the cadence of a good talk looks like.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Cleanup Temp Files [techblog.bozho.net]

This is a quick writeup that I was thinking would make the “Also word reading” section below.

But, temporary files and applications that just keep growing and growing is such a common and overlooked problem that I think it’s really worth thinking about if you’re writing that kind of app.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Dirty Hacks Are OK [techblog.bozho.net]

I know this is not the best advice I’ve given” – that cracked me up.

But, in all seriousness, once you know the rules, yes, sometimes it’s definitely OK to break them.

>> CodeFX Leveled Up [codefx.org]

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this piece, from so many points of view.

First, it’s a clear, ambitious plan that I’m sure Nicolai is going to execute on well.

But more importantly – it represents forward movement in a space where so many people sit still for years and years – blogging. It’s quite easy to find yourself settle in a rhythm and doing the things that you’ve always been doing.

Shake things up!

>> The Gravitational Force of Wage Labor [daedtech.com]

An interesting read on the dynamics of longer term consulting engagements.

>> DDD Is Expensive Is A Myth [sapiensworks.com]

Like all the other DDs, Domain Driven Design may look like it’s more work at the beginning, but overall, the level of clarity that it brings into a system dwarfs the time it takes to understand and implement.

>> Simple Asynchronous Microservices using Lambda Architecture [vanillajava.blogspot.com]

A good first step towards understanding the Lambda architecture.

>> Lessons learned from delivering a test automation workshop [ontestautomation.com]

I’m doing more workshops this year, so I enjoyed going through this one. Have a look if you’re interested in either side of the workshop experience.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> I won’t bother using real words [dilbert.com]

>> OK, let’s begin wasting our time [dilbert.com]

>> Take your time. I’m good either way [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Who wants to live in The Real World? [m.signalvnoise.com]

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

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