Today – Java 9 goes live (I've been waiting for some time to write this sentence).

Let's jump right in…

1. Spring and Java

>> The Top 10 Jigsaw and Java 9 Misconceptions Debunked []

There are a number of myths surrounding Java 9 – so this piece is doing some major myth-busting.

>> Synthetic []

Understanding the ACC_SYNTHETIC flag might not revolutionize your day-to-day work – but it's an important part of the JVM.

>> How fast (or slow) mutation testing really is? []

A case study focused on how much time mutation testing actually takes.

>> Security changes in Spring Boot 2.0 M4 []

The new milestone introduces a few interesting updates.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Given-When-Then in JUnit Tests []

This is a great way to structure your tests (and a personal favorite).

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> The Decline of the Enterprise Architect []

With the evolution of Agile, the need for the separate role of Enterprise Architect is slowly decreasing.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Too Dumb to Understand []

>> Robots in Management []

>> Robot Will Crush Employees []

5. Pick of the Week

>> Long Awaited Java 9.0 Releasing This Week []

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