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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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Lots of interesting writeups on Java 9 this week.

Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Java to Move to 6-Monthly Release Cadence [infoq.com]

Moving forward, Java will be released twice a year.

This is a big step, which should make it possible to constantly introduce new, smaller features without waiting for the completion of big ones (JPMS, Lambda Expressions).

>> Code Smells: Multi-Responsibility Methods [blog.jetbrains.com]

It is not a secret that “god” methods are hard to test, maintain, and refactor.

>> Spring Boot 2.0 Will Feature Improved Actuator Endpoints [infoq.com]

The new Spring Boot will bring slightly redesigned Actuator Endpoints – with improved security.

>> Streaming large JSON file with Jackson – RxJava FAQ [nurkiewicz.com]

An interesting use case for RxJava used for streaming JSON files without risking the memory overload.

>> Bypassing Kotlin's Null-Safety [4comprehension.com]

There are situations when Kotlin's null safety won't always protect us – this is especially the case with libraries that use sun.misc.Unsafe.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Type of Mocks [blog.tremblay.pro]

Keep in mind that not every substitute implementation is a mock; we have also spies, dummies, stubs, and fakes.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Getting Started with Behavior-Driven Development [daedtech.com]

BDD ideas bridge the gap between engineers and business when it comes to testing. Definitely worth having a look.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Work from home [dilbert.com]

>> Legacy System [dilbert.com]

>> Excuses [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Finally Getting the Most out of the Java Thread Pool [stackify.com]

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