Let's jump right in …

1. Spring and Java

>> Spring, Reactor and ElasticSearch: from callbacks to reactive streams [nurkiewicz.com]

Even if some tools don't provide out-of-the-box support for reactive APIs, we can quickly construct these ourselves.

>> JPA Criteria API Bulk Update and Delete [vladmihalcea.com]

CriteriaUpdate and CriteriaDelete made it into the JPA specification starting with 2.1.

At this point, they're not very well known or acknowledged; this article shows how useful they are and how to use them.

>> How to Choose the Most Efficient Data Type for To-Many Associations – Bag vs. List vs. Set [thoughts-on-java.org]

The title says it all – getting efficiency out of Hibernate is never a bad thing 🙂

>> Java Reflection, but much faster [optaplanner.org]

There are much faster alternatives to plain-old Java Reflection.

>> Facebook Open-Sources RacerD – Java Race Condition Detector [infoq.com]

An interesting tool from Facebook – for detecting race conditions in multithreaded Java code.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> A Career Guide for the Recovering Software Generalist [daedtech.com]

You can't excel at everything (even if you do, no one will believe you), so it's better to start specializing at some point 🙂

>> JMeter VS Gatling Tool [octoperf.com]

A comprehensive comparison of the two very popular performance testing tools.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Coworkers Who Are Special [dilbert.com]

>> Boss Hits Jackpot [dilbert.com]

>> Boss Counts Cards [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> The presence prison [m.signalvnoise.com]

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