Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Hands on MongoDB 4.0 transactions with Spring Data []

ACID transactions are now available when using a MongoDB replica set with Spring Data. Very exciting!

>> Try-With-Resource in Plain Java []

A good write-up on the seemingly disproportionate amount of bytecode generated from a relatively small code sample.

>> Authorizing Resources Based On Who Created Them []

Achieving attribute-based access control in Spring Security using XACML. Very cool.

>> Unlocking Traits With ‘var’ In Java 10 []

An interesting piece on using local-variable type inference to compose traits in Java 10. Use at your own risk.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> A beginner’s guide to Phantom Read anomaly []

An insightful article about a potentially problematic but easily avoided phenomenon when dealing with concurrent database transactions.

>> Negative Comments and the Art of Not Letting the Bastards Get You Down []

It's in our human nature to become distraught over negative comments online. Thankfully, there are some strategies to help us deal with them in a positive way.

>> On ending the regression automation fixation []

A thought-provoking article makes a case for executing your regression testing scripts manually.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Sarcasm Wins the Day []

>> Just Give Me the Requirements Already []

>> It Pays to Keep Backups []

4. Pick of the Week

>> The Problem You Solve Is More Important Than The Code You Write []

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