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1. Spring and Java

>> Eleven Hidden Gems In Java 11 []

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

>> Spring Boot in a Container []

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 []

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 []

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

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) []

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 []

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 []

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 []

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 []

>> FYI Boss []

>> Team-Building []

4. Pick of the Week

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

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