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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.

>> Java Is Still Free [javaspecialists.eu]

This write-up might help alleviate any fear, uncertainty, and doubt you may have about sticking with Java. And, a solid read on the topic, over on InfoQ.

>> Java 11 String API Updates [4comprehension.com]

A quick look at the new String methods that are coming soon in JDK 11.

>> Introducing Spring Data JDBC [spring.io]

Nice overview of this Spring Data module that fills a need for those who don’t want to submit to the complexities of JPA.

>> Bootiful GCP: To Production! (8/8) [spring.io]

And, as this series comes to an end, we learn how to secure a Spring Cloud GCP application in production.

Also worth reading:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Learning from Pain [benjiweber.co.uk]

The pain points experienced while building software can actually provide a valuable feedback loop that helps us write better software.

>> Streaming Video Experimentation at Netflix: Visualizing Practical and Statistical Significance [medium.com]

An interesting write-up on how Netflix uses quantile functions to measure Quality of Experience.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Dogbert the Meeting Referee [dilbert.com]

>> Virtual Reality [dilbert.com]

>> Wally Has a Car Problem [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> Software disenchantment [tonsky.me]

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