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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

>> How We Migrated Our Backend to Spring Boot in 3 Weeks [stormpath.com]

Definitely an interesting writeup of how Stormpath basically migrated their entire codebase to Spring Boot.

>> We Crunched 1 Billion Java Logged Errors – Here’s What Causes 97% of Them [takipi.com]

Some fun numbers and insights, despite the link-baity title.

>> How to persist additional attributes for a relationship with JPA and Hibernate [thoughts-on-java.org]

Some advanced Hibernate/JPA goodness about more complex relationship information and understanding how to handle these well.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Hash and Salt Your Users’ Passwords [martinfowler.com]

When it comes to password storage, this writeup covers the basics, sure – but it does so in a well structured, clear way. Definitely worth a quick read.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Observations and thoughts on the LinkedIn data breach [troyhunt.com]

Very interesting, in-depth analysis of the LinkedIn data breach.

>> Solve Small Problems [daedtech.com]

This is definitely one to read, as it sheds some light into how real progress is usually made – one unassuming brick at a time.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Don’t turn your back [dilbert.com]

>> Just do your job and leave the strategy to management [dilbert.com]

>> I’ll use this dummy to demonstrate … [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> “We only hire the best” [signalvnoise.com]

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