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1. Spring and Java

>> Java 9 Will Change the Way You Traverse Stack Traces []

The upcoming Java release will feature a very interesting Stack-Walking API.

>> Feedback on Feeding Spring Boot metrics to Elasticsearch []

A short tutorial explaining how to integrate Spring Boot metrics with Elasticsearch.

>> Java Enums to Be Enhanced with Sharper Type Support []

Java Enums will get some enhancements. Not in Java 9 though 🙂

>> Fixing Bugs in Running Java Code with Dynamic Attach []

About patching JVM applications on the fly 🙂

>> Why HTTP/2 with TLS is not supported properly in Java – And what you can do about it []

An in-depth insight into a compatibility of TLS-enabled HTTP/2 and Java.

>> 2017 Predictions []

Adam Bien’s 11 predictions for 2017.

>> Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball []

And another write-up focused on 2017, this time all about the upcoming Java releases.

>> The JVM is not that heavy []

Some actual numbers opposing the “JVM is too heavy” direction.

>> Jigsaw’s Missing Pieces []

Notes from the Wildfly lead on the state of the Jigsaw implementation, and more importantly the gaps in that implementation.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> The Dark Path []

Uncle Bob’s thoughts about features available in languages such as Kotlin or Swift.

>> Semantic Versioning is not enough []

A few thoughts about the flaws of Semantic Versioning.

>> Flexible group-based permissions management! []

This is supposed to be an internal update from Dynatrace.

Ignoring that aspect entirely – it’s a solid, mature example of how a permission management UI can be implemented.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> If You Build It, They Won’t Come []

Do not underestimate the power of the sales and marketing 🙂

>> Publicly Dogfooding Your Culture []

A very interesting write-up about the importance of transparency when growing a company.

>> Choose wisely []

A few thoughts about APIs and automated testing.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> I’m your CEO, but I’m still like a regular person []

>> It takes money to make money []

>> This went differently than expected []

5. Pick of the Week

>> Quitting something you love []

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