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I just announced the new Learn Spring course, focused on the fundamentals of Spring 5 and Spring Boot 2:


Lots of interesting writeups on Java 9 this week.

Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Spring Framework 5 Kotlin APIs, the functional way []

The new Spring 5 will not only be compatible with Kotlin but actually, treat the language as a first-class citizen – which is very cool.

>> Java 9 Migration Guide: The Seven Most Common Challenges []

The introduction of JPMS solves some problems but brings its own set of challenges. Let's have a look at some of these.

>> Reactive Spring 5 and application design impact []

Spring 5 definitely takes a step towards the reactive and functional approaches to building an application.

>> Loads of Small Improvements in IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 []

The newest version of IntelliJ IDEA comes with a bunch of very interesting small features.

>> Eager subscription – RxJava FAQ []

RxJava has some corner cases not to be ignored – this writeup deals with an on-demand eager evaluation of Flowables.

>> Write for Baeldung []

Last but certainly not list, if you'd like to contribute – I'm currently looking for two new authors for the site. Get in touch if you'd like to know how that works.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> A Dockerfile for Maven-based Github projects []

Docker good practices are always welcome.

>> The Top 5 Disadvantages of Not Implementing an Exception Inbox Zero Policy []

Another interesting approach to dealing with exceptions.

We, as an industry, haven't been doing a particularly good job working with errors and exceptions, so there's certainly room for improvement here.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Concerns about the Blockchain Technology []

Blockchain technologies are getting more and more popular, but there are some challenges that will need to be faced, as the recent problems made it abundantly clear.

>> From Employable Generalist to Successful Efficiencer []

An interesting case study of transitioning from a full-time employee to a one-man consulting company.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Do you feel any need to make conversation? []

>> Change creates the illusion that we have a strategy []

>> I have a lot riding on the after-life []

5. Pick of the Week

>> Productivity advice for the weird []

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I just announced the new Learn Spring course, focused on the fundamentals of Spring 5 and Spring Boot 2:

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both okta links lead to part 3

Grzegorz Piwowarek
Grzegorz Piwowarek

Thanks, fixed 🙂

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