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
The Java EE story unfolding.
>> JUnit 5 M1 [marcphilipp.de]
The official announcement of the very first milestone of JUnit 5. Good stuff – it looks like it’s time to give this one a real try.
>> JUnit 5 – Dynamic Tests [codefx.org]
And speaking of the first milestone of JUnit 5, Nicolai is of course continuing to explore the very cool aspects of JUnit. This one is about the concept of a dynamic test, which can potentially be quite powerful.
>> How to Get Started with Java Machine Learning [takipi.com]
A quick overview of machine learning in the Java ecosystem. It’s a bit of a shame that Mahout has been abandoned in this space, as it was showing some promise a few years back.
>> Robot Framework Tutorial 2016 – Integration with Jenkins [codecentric.de]
Solid intro to setting up the Robot Framework with a new Jenkins 2.0 server from scratch. Definitely one to bookmark for if/when you have to do that.
>> The best way to detect database connection leaks [vladmihalcea.com]
DB connection leaks are never fun and almost never easy to find and solve. This is a good introduction to how you may handle that.
A fun an interesting idea – having a look at a few of the top questions about Java on StackOverflow.
Some of these brought me right back to the Operating Systems course in college 🙂
Also worth reading:
>> Hibernate Tips: How to map native query results to entities [thoughts-on-java.org]
>> Run your Spring Boot application on AWS using Elastic Beanstalk [pragmaticintegrator.com]
>> Updating Hibernate ORM in WildFly [in.relation.to]
Webinars and presentations:
>> Just Enough App Server with WildFly Swarm [antoniogoncalves.org]
Time to upgrade:
>> Spring Security 4.1.1 Released [spring.io]
>> Spring IO Platform 2.0.6.RELEASE [spring.io]
>> Spring Cloud Brixton.SR3 is available [spring.io]
>> Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.0 GA released [spring.io]
>> Spring for Apache Kafka 1.0.2 available now [spring.io]
>> IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2 is Here! [jetbrains.com]
2. Technical and Musings
>> Jepsen: VoltDB 6.3 [aphyr.com]
Another deep analysis of a persistence solution that doesn’t quite do what it advertises yet, but is on the right track to getting there.
These kinds of in-depth dives into the low level problems of a persistence implementation are priceless to really learn about the mindset, the approach and the practical way of looking things when it comes to persistence.
>> The REST Report [tbray.org]
Some thoughts about REST in the ecosystem today.
>> How Collaboration Humanizes the Enterprise [daedtech.com]
This piece is both a bit sad and a bit encouraging.
Organizations do inherently run into well-understood issues with scale, but it’s still so very rare to find an organization that is successfully navigating these issues and not just patching them up.
>> For those of you thinking about moving into the test automation field [ontestautomation.com]
Advice worth reading even if you’re not planning to do test automation full time but simply in parallel to your day to day work.
>> Benefits of Serverless Architectures [martinfowler.com]
Continuing the discussion, this piece has a look at the benefits and reasoning behind a Serverless architecture.
>> Baeldung Q2 2016 Report [meta.baeldung.com]
And the quarterly inside look at the numbers of baeldung.com is out.
If you didn’t know, I publish this report regularly giving curious readers an inside look into how the site is doing.
Also worth reading:
>> Introducing unverified breaches to Have I been pwned [troyhunt.com]
>> About Inhouse Coderetreat [code-cop.org]
>> Dynamics of Change: Why Reactivity Matters [queue.acm.org]
>> Planning for the wrong kind of scale [devblog.avdi.org]
>> On not knowing [dandreamsofcoding.com]
And my favorite Dilberts of the week: