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1. Spring and Java

>> Analyzing dependencies in IntelliJ IDEA [vojtechruzicka.com]

A couple of solid Maven tools available to IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate users — the Dependency Structure Matrix and dependency graph diagrams.

>> Service Virtualization Meets Java: Hoverfly Tutorial [infoq.com]

A JUnit 5 integration with Hoverfly can help you test communication points in your microservices architecture. Very cool.

>> Toppling the Giant: Kotlin vs. Java [blog.scottlogic.com]

And if you’re considering switching from Java, you’ll find value in this summary of Kotlin’s pros and cons.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> Test Automation: Prevention or Cure? [infoq.com]

And as one team learned, breaking up work into smaller batches proved more effective than test automation in speeding up their software delivery cycle.

>> How to check if your Reserved Instances are used [advancedweb.hu]

Since this doesn’t come with AWS out-of-the-box, here’s a way you can keep tabs on them through budget alerts.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Two Step Reorg [dilbert.com]

>> Dogbert Starts a Podcast [dilbert.com]

>> Objective Reality [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> Why software projects take longer than you think – a statistical model [erikbern.com]

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