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Lots of interesting writeups on Spring stuff going on this week.

Let’s jump right in…

1. Spring and Java

>> Spring Boot – Configure Log Level in Runtime Using Actuator Endpoint []

Starting with Spring Boot 1.5, we can configure log levels at runtime by performing simple POST requests.

>> 7 Tips and Tricks We Learned From the Java Community []

Community is a great source of knowledge 🙂

>> A use-case for Spring component scan []

A quick refresher of how @ComponentScan works followed by a practical example.

>> Deep Dive into Java 9’s Stack-Walking API []

Java 9 includes a brand new Stack-Walking API that provides an access to the execution stack. Hopefully, we’ll no longer need to hack our way through frames.

>> Public Review of JSON-P Specification 1.1 is Now Open []

Very cool – the JSON-P JSR-374 1.1 spec is now public.

>> Getting Started with Thymeleaf 3 Text Templates []

And a quick-start guide to templating with Thymeleaf 3.

>> The best way to soft delete with Hibernate []

With a little bit of effort, soft deletes are achievable with Hibernate.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Writing Integration Tests with Docker Compose and JUnit []

A quick and practical guide to wiring Docker containers up for integration testing.

>> Be aware that bcrypt has a maximum password length []

It’s good to remember that bcrypt has its limitations.

>> Continuous Delivery With Kubernetes, Docker, and CircleCI []

A presentation of a CD setup with Kubernetes, Docker, and CircleCI. Definitely a useful setup.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> The Whiteboard Interview: Adulthood Deferred []

Recent “whiteboard interviews” topic has sparked a lot of discussion about the efficiency of contemporary tech interviews.

>> On false negatives and false positives []

A short write-up recalling the importance of fast identification of false negatives and false positives.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> I think I’ll go add value somewhere else []

>> Self-deprecating joke to underscore my true power []

>> Big fan of low self-esteem []

5. Pick of the Week

>> Why we choose profit []

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