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1. Spring and Java

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>> Definitive Guide To Java 12 []

The title says it all.

>> What is Spring bean? []

A nice introductory article explains these basic building blocks of any Spring application.

>> Options for managing derived attributes in Kotlin []

A quick look at this feature covers the use cases and performance impacts of each option.

>> Configuring a Spring Boot Module with @ConfigurationProperties []

And a deep dive into the @ConfigurationProperties annotation and some best practices for its placement in your application code.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Optimized SPA deployment CloudFormation template []

A good write-up on using a CDN to speed up delivery of static and dynamic assets in your single-page app.

>> Behaviour-driven development (BDD) of an Alexa Skill with Cucumber.js – Part 1 []

And a cool approach to acceptance testing for Alexa Skills locally by mocking the Voice Interaction Model. Very nice.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Extreme Marketing []

>> Boss Does Research on Internet []

>> Hiring Unethical Scientist []

4. Pick of the Week

>> Technical Debt Is Like Tetris []

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