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Here we go…

1. Spring and Java

>> Introducing Spring Cloud App Broker [spring.io]

With this Spring Cloud Services 3.0 release, it's even easier to develop your own service broker with less boilerplate.

>> Running TestProject Tests on a Local Development Environment [petrikainulainen.net]

A step-by-step guide, from obtaining a developer key to writing a custom runner class, and finally, running and debugging tests locally.

>> Tuning Spring Petclinic JPA and Hibernate configuration with Hypersistence Optimizer [vladmihalcea.com]

And a great automated tool to help discover and address performance issues long before launching into production. Very cool.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> An Exercise Program for the Fat Web [blog.codinghorror.com]

An intro to Pi-Hole, an ad-blocking DHCP and DNS server for your home network, built on the Raspberry Pi platform.

>> Sustainable Operations in Complex Systems with Production Excellence [infoq.com]

And a quick look at how developers can help achieve a culture of production excellence, by cultivating a basic fluency in operations.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Try Adding Some Variables [dilbert.com]

>> Winners Never Quit [dilbert.com]

>> Service Human and Pay [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

An internal pick this week:

>> The Baeldung YouTube Channel [youtube.com]

I don't release new videos super often, but the ones I do release are, hopefully, cool and helpful, so definitely subscribe if YouTube is your thing.

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