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1. Spring and Java

>> Getting Started with Spring Cloud Gateway [spring.io]

This new series begins with a quick look at creating a simple API gateway, an essential part of any microservices architecture. This is one to follow closely.

>> The best way to map an entity version property with JPA and Hibernate [vladmihalcea.com]

A good write-up on the nuances of implementing a version property and why you should use short instead of int or Integer.

>> Composing Exercises in Programming Style [blog.frankel.ch]

And this week’s series entry features a review of function composition and what it looks like in Kotlin.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musing

>> Classes vs. Data Structures [blog.cleancoder.com]

A somewhat interesting dialogue focusing on the ways in which classes and data structures are actually opposites.

>> First Thoughts about Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency [techblog.bozho.net]

And based on the initial news release, wide adoption will face many technical, legal/compliance, and financial challenges.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> App for Random Praise [dilbert.com]

>> Average Idiot [dilbert.com]

>> First Time Doing Marketing [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> The fine art of fast development [hackernoon.com]

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I just announced the new Learn Spring course, focused on the fundamentals of Spring 5 and Spring Boot 2:

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