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 [codeleak.pl]

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 [takipi.com]

Community is a great source of knowledge 🙂

>> A use-case for Spring component scan [frankel.ch]

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

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

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.

>> Java EE 8 – February recap [oracle.com]

A short overview of what is going on around Java EE 8.

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

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

>> Getting Started with Thymeleaf 3 Text Templates [codeleak.pl]

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

>> The best way to soft delete with Hibernate [vladmihalcea.com]

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

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Easy RSA signatures and encryption with JWK [insaneprogramming.be]

Exchanging data in the REST age can be painful but the JWK standard made it much easier. This short tutorial shows how to use asymmetrical RSA with the JWK.

>> Writing Integration Tests with Docker Compose and JUnit [codecentric.de]

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

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

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

>> Continuous Delivery With Kubernetes, Docker, and CircleCI [alexecollins.com]

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 [daedtech.com]

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

>> On false negatives and false positives [ontestautomation.com]

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 [dilbert.com]

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

>> Big fan of low self-esteem [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Why we choose profit [m.signalvnoise.com]

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