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1. Spring and Java

>> Candidate JEPs: Records and Sealed Types [marxsoftware.com]

Two related Java preview feature proposals that, when taken together, may be combined to form algebraic data types.

>> Quick Guide to Building a Spring Boot Starter [reflectoring.io]

Building your own starter can help with cross-cutting concerns and isn't all that difficult.

>> Jabel – use Javac 12+ syntax when targeting Java 8 [github.com]

And an annotation processor that instruments the Java 12+ compiler to generate Java 8 bytecode, even when sources contain JVM 9+ language features such as switch statements and var declarations.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

2. Technical and Musing

>> Modern applications at AWS [allthingsdistributed.com]

Amazon's journey from monolith to distributed architecture paved the way for the AWS we know today.

>> Don't get locked up into avoiding lock-in [martinfowler.com]

And though lock-in can be costly, the up-front effort needed to avoid it may not be worth the investment in the long run.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

>> The Inexperienced Employee [dilbert.com]

>> Unconscious Bias [dilbert.com]

>> Acquaintance Price Chart [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> The Secret to Being a Top Developer Is Building Things! Here’s a List of Fun Apps to Build! [medium.com]

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