Here we go…
1. Spring and Java
This great write-up introduces a clever extension for creating and executing BDD specification tests. Very cool.
If you don’t want to roll-your-own database sequences, you’ll want to check out some of the cool sequence generators that you can quickly build in Hibernate by extending its SequenceStyleGenerator class.
A solid overview of the entire workflow involved in securing a Spring Boot REST service using X.509 digital certificates.
This quick introduction helps you build a basic Maven project for Spring Cloud GCP. Should be an interesting series!
A straightforward tutorial on configuring catal0g-based multitenancy in JPA and Hibernate — especially useful for databases that distinguish between a catalog and a schema, such as MySQL.
A thoughtful piece reminding Java library developers of the benefits of migrating to the Java Platform Module System.
A nice, hands-on article that demonstrates how to implement JPA/Hibernate entity classes in Kotlin and use them with Spring Data repositories. Good stuff.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
So, you think you know your way around HTTPS? Make sure you’re practicing safe security with this handy collection of HTTPS “dos and donts”.
A short primer on some of the basic constructs and conventions of the Clojure functional language for the JVM. Sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia in former (and current) Lisp devotees.
See how Netflix is taking the Jupyter Notebook infrastructure beyond its roots in data science and into general-purpose applications like workflow scheduling.
A reminder that system integration testing brings with it a unique set of challenges. But fear not — there are strategies to help us achieve just the right balance each step of the way.
As you might expect, hashing algorithms are not one-size-fits-all commodities. Find out which ones are better suited for inputs of different lengths.
Even though adding 2FA is usually a good idea, it pays to know the risks involved, as well as the recovery mechanisms available, in case you get locked out of your accounts.
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And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. Pick of the Week