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 11 Released []

A major announcement — the title says it all. And a solid piece about migrating to Java 11.

>> Do not fall into Oracle's Java 11 trap []

It turns out that the Oracle JDK is suddenly no longer free for commercial use 🙂

>> How to implement responsive polling in Java []

A nice write-up on how to achieve this objective using a variation of the Token Bucket Algorithm.

>> Spring read-only transaction Hibernate optimization []

A good approach that can save memory when loading read-only entities in Spring 5.1. Good stuff.

>> Hands-on with Spring Vault 2.1 []

A quick review of this upcoming release, which will contain support for Google Cloud IAM and Azure Managed Service Identity.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Learning Clojure: coping with dynamic typing []

A novel approach using the spec library adds validation of simple types, enumerations, maps, and collections.

>> There is no longer any such thing as Computer Security []

A really interesting read about various types of sophisticated and unsophisticated attacks.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Work is Dehumanizing []

>> Wally the Hero []

>> Feral Engineers []

4. Pick of the Week

>> Some advice from Jeff Bezos []

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