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1. Spring and Java

>> The best way to use SQL functions in JPQL or Criteria API queries with JPA and Hibernate [vladmihalcea.com]

If we’re building the JPQL dynamically using Criteria API, we can still call any SQL function as long as Hibernate knows about it. Good to know.

>> A Beginner’s Guide to JPA’s persistence.xml [thoughts-on-java.org]

It’s hard to remember all the JPA configuration details – having this as a reference and a good place to refresh them is a good idea.

>> Getting to Know Graal, the New Java JIT Compiler [infoq.com]

A major evolution seems to be coming to the JVM – can’t wait.

>> Spring Boot, migrating to functional [blog.frankel.ch]

A quick look at the new breed of Java web application.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Evolution of Application Data Caching: From RAM to SSD [medium.com]

A super interesting dive in decisions made by Netflix that turned out to be great.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Elbonian Sales Video Assignment [dilbert.com]

>>Dilbert Is Misinterpreted [dilbert.com]

>> No Plans To Reorganize [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Software Development [xkcd.com]

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xkcd is not on https. the link is http://xkcd.com/2021/#

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Hey Alan – as far as I can tell, it works fine on HTTPS.