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
Some interesting stuff is definitely coming to Optional in the JDK.
I like to go through these exception focused articles – they usually have new insights I can glean for when I do get the exception.
Storing secret configuration data is almost always an important thing to get right in the overall architecture of a system.
It’s also one of the most common question I get from readers when it comes to project configuration. So this writeup is an interesting solution to that question. Not the only solution, but certainly an interesting one.
A different perspective on picking the persistence solution of your next greenfield project, talking about preferring plain SQL over something higher level such as JPA.
Some low-hanging fruit (and not so low-hanging) to improve the performance of a Hibernate implementation.
Big announcements in the Java EE world (seems like every week now).
A fantastic deep-dive into the JMM (still reading through it now). Definitely one to bookmark.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
An insightful analysis of the motivations of different players in a large organization when it comes to code reviews and to getting something useful out of the practice. Well worth reading.
Some solid, to the point advice on speaking well.
I feel that speaking is a life-long journey and there’s always a lot to learn. And delivering a good presentation is such an important skill that it really makes sense to spend time and learn how to do it well, as much as possible.
Here be dragons.
Yeah, one more region to play with, after Frankfurt.
There’s a time to study the foundations and there’s a time to specialize. And while foundations are important, specialization and niching down are more and more critical today.
Who knew that the Elasticsearch data consistency problems (which are quite real) would go beyond the core product and spread to other solutions as well. It’s not that surprising though.
Two important announcements of new AWS goodness in a single week.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. Pick of the Week