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1. Spring and Java

>> Practice Mock Interviews & Coding Problems with Pramp 

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>> Hibernate Tips: How to Exclude Deactivated Elements from an Association []

A brief example of applying Hibernate's @Where annotation to a one-to-many JPA mapping.

>> Java 12 Raw String Literals []

A look ahead at an upcoming and long overdue feature: multi-line String literals. Very cool.

>> Java optional parameters []

An interesting write-up explores several patterns and anti-patterns for handling optional method and constructor parameters.

>> Introducing Swagger Brake []

And a quick overview of a tool you can use to identify API breaking changes between two versions of a Swagger specification.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Designing Headers for HTTP Compression []

A good write-up on how HPACK compression works and how to optimize HTTP/2 headers accordingly.

>> Sentiment Analysis: What's with the Tone? []

A fascinating read comparing two approaches that can help identify the emotion behind a text.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Being More Nimble []

>> Blockchain vs Databases []

>> AI Can Control Minds []

4. Pick of the Week

>> 5 Principles for Making Better Life Decisions []

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