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Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Monitor and troubleshoot Java applications and services with Datadog

Optimize performance with end-to-end tracing and out-of-the-box support for popular Java frameworks, application servers, and databases. Try it free.

>> Spring Cloud Contract in a polyglot world [spring.io]

Proper integration testing is tricky and Contract Testing is another take that can significantly help with that story.

>> On Spring Data and REST [blog.sourced-bvba.be]

Another interesting but controversial feature of Spring Data.

>> Reactive Streams in Java 9 [dzone.com]

An introduction to Reactive Streams – this time, in core Java.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Traffic Shadowing With Istio: Reducing the Risk of Code Release [blog.christianposta.com]

A cool and practical example of traffic mirroring with Istio.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Anger Issues [dilbert.com]

>> Wally Pivots [dilbert.com]

>> A Brilliant Engineer [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

Picking this very interesting “discussion” this week:

>> REST is the new SOAP [medium.freecodecamp.org]

>> A Response to REST is the new SOAP [philsturgeon.uk]

I just announced the new Spring Boot 2 material, coming in REST With Spring:

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