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Expanded Audience – Frontegg – Security (partner)
announcement - icon User management is very complex, when implemented properly. No surprise here.

Not having to roll all of that out manually, but instead integrating a mature, fully-fledged solution - yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
That's basically what Frontegg is - User Management for your application. It's focused on making your app scalable, secure and enjoyable for your users.
From signup to authentication, it supports simple scenarios all the way to complex and custom application logic.

Have a look:

>> Elegant User Management, Tailor-made for B2B SaaS

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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

>> Oracle Unveils Plan to Revamp Java EE 8 for the Cloud [infoq.com]

The plans Oracle has for the Java EE ecosystem – an important read but definitely not a positive one.

>> Managing your Database Secrets with Vault [spring.io]

This trend of finally getting solid, well-supported management of credentials and sensitive information – is quite helpful to the security of most systems out there.

>> JPA providers market share in 2016 [vladmihalcea.com]

Market data is so often overlooked but so very important for understanding an industry.

That's why I run my yearly survey, that's why I enjoy reading the RebelLabs reports and that's why this dataset is significant as well.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Starting with Cucumber for end-to-end testing [frankel.ch]

An interesting and reluctant adoption of Cucumber with some Spring goodness in there for good measure.

>> Website enumeration insanity: how our personal data is leaked [troyhunt.com]

A good read about enumeration attacks, all in stories. Funny stories about companies acting silly with their security.

>> The Basics of Web Application Security [martinfowler.com]

A solid look at the basics.

>> StatsD vs collectd vs fluentd and Other Daemons You Should Know [takipi.com]

A good, high level overview of the options we have for daemons, when collecting data off a production box.

I've personally been using collecd for years – and it gets the job done, but I'll certainly be looking fluentd after reading this piece.

>> DDD Decoded – Bounded Contexts Explained [sapiensworks.com]

>> DDD Decoded – Domain Services Explained [sapiensworks.com]

I'm thoroughly enjoying this series on the basics of DDD.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Static Analysis and The Other Kind of False Positives [daedtech.com]

Wrangling a large codebase with static analysis tools often comes down to the art of tuning the tool to keep enthusiasm up – for both you and your team. To many warnings and the problem looks to large. To few and you're not seeing enough.

Of course, with a bit of discipline and experience, you can get to more manageable codebase if you keep at it.

>> All Libraries Should Follow a Zero-Dependency Policy [jooq.org]

A very good point, event though it's sometimes easier said than done.

>> Can’t you make the team work harder? [dandreamsofcoding.com]

A balanced and thoughtful approach to management – lots to learn from here, whichever side of the table you happen to sit.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Your watch costs most than my entire net worth [dilbert.com]

>> I heard words I didn't know were words [dilbert.com]

>> Is it working? [dilbert.com]

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