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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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1. Spring and Java

>> How to deploy war files to Spring Boot Embedded Tomcat [vojtechruzicka.com]

A couple of solutions — one for Spring Boot 2.x and one for 1.x.

>> GraphQL server in Java: Part I: Basics [nurkiewicz.com]

An interesting new series begins by looking at the basics of GraphQL and a naïve solution in Java.

>> Truly Public Methods [javaspecialists.eu]

And as surprising as it might seem, not all public methods are accessible using reflection.

 

Also worth reading:

 

Webinars and presentations:

 

Time to upgrade (all Spring):

2. Technical and Musing

>> Efficient enterprise testing — integration tests (3/6) and >> workflows & code quality (4/6) and >> test frameworks (5/6) [blog.sebastian-daschner.com]

As the series begins to wind down, a few thoughts on code-level and system-level integration tests and more.

>> When TDD Is Not a Good Fit [henrikwarne.com]

And although TDD purists may disagree, the author makes a case for certain situations where TDD can actually slow progress.

 

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

>> Boss Recommends Blockchain [dilbert.com]

>> Parody Inversion Point [dilbert.com]

>> Topper [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

I'll pick DataDog this week, as they've been firing on all cylinders lately:

>> Use DataDog to monitor and troubleshoot your Java web applications  

Simply put – a really solid and mature end-to-end way to monitor your application, with full support for pretty much anything Java.

You can use their trial here.

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