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1. Spring and Java

>> Eleven Hidden Gems In Java 11 [blog.codefx.org]

A nice run-down of some cool new Java features, including methods for String, Optional, and Collection.

>> Spring Boot in a Container [spring.io]

A treasure trove of tweaks for creating optimized docker images for Spring Boot applications, and a handful of tools and plugins to automate the build process. Good stuff.

>> JHipster, Angular, PrimeNG and AutoComplete [antoniogoncalves.org]

A solid write-up on optimizing the REST layer of a JHipster app by mapping the REST models to DTOs rather than to entities and using Jackson views to minimize payloads.

>> Introducing Amazon Corretto, a No-Cost Distribution of OpenJDK with Long-Term Support [aws.amazon.com]

If you aren’t thrilled with Oracle’s new pricing structure for Java, Amazon has your back.

>> Garbage Collectors Affect Microbenchmarks [richardstartin.uk]

And an interesting benchmark comparing the performance of three Java garbage collectors.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Expanding the Cloud – The Second AWS GovCloud (US) Region, AWS GovCloud (US-East) [allthingsdistributed.com]

AWS launches its second US-based global infrastructure region, designed to meet the stringent requirements of the public sector and highly regulated industries.

>> Automating Terraform: Infrastructure as Code as a Service [blog.scottlogic.com]

A project to compare Big Data technologies reveals the challenges involved in automating the task of provisioning a series of experimental cloud environments.

>> The New Killer Apps: Teamwork and Weak Signal Detection Lessons From the Military [infoq.com]

A fascinating write-up on the U.S. Navy TOPGUN school’s role in advancing the science of teamwork.

>> Why Good Developers Write Bad Unit Tests [mtlynch.io]

And a reminder that, when it comes to writing tests, readability is more important than abstraction.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Dilbert Needs a New Chair [dilbert.com]

>> FYI Boss [dilbert.com]

>> Team-Building [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> Beyond Passwords: 2FA, U2F and Google Advanced Protection [troyhunt.com]

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