Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Make your life easier with Kotlin stdlib []

Kotlin has some small gems in its standard library.

>> Collections.checkedCollection() []

checkedCollection() is an old and forgotten API, which still has some valid use-cases.

>> Servlet vs. Reactive: Choosing the Right Stack – Rossen Stoyanchev Presents at QCon SF 2017 []

If you're not sure which stack to go with, this is a good place to start.

>> Calling JDK Tools Programmatically on Java 9 []

The ToolProvider SPI provides a solid, uniform way of invoking all tools coming with the JDK.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> PMD Check and Report in the same build []

Having static analysis as a part of your Jenkins build is definitely a good idea.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Conference Speaking Isn’t Good for Your Career Until You Make it Good []

The real costs and benefits of speaking at conferences – dissected 🙂

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Fake Email From The CEO []

>> Forecast Are Guessing Plus Math []

>> Traffic App []

5. Pick of the Week

>> Move Slowly and Fix Things []

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