1. Spring and Java

>> State of Valhalla [openjdk.java.net]

A well-worth reading update to Project Valhalla and the future of Java.

>> Java Microservices: A Practical Guide [marcobehler.com]

A great primer on microservices, with practical advice on how to architect and build them in Java.

>> Spring Framework maintenance roadmap in 2020 (including 4.3 EOL) [spring.io]

By the end of 2020, only Spring Framework 5.2.x and 5.3.x will be actively maintained.

>> JUnit 5 and Selenium – improving project configuration [blog.codeleak.pl]

And a quick tutorial on leveraging the power of JUnit 5 with the Selenium Web Driver.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Hit Me Baby One More Time – What Are Cache Hits and Why Should You Care? [dev.to]

See the impact of CPU cache on two matrix multiplication algorithms that, on the surface, would seem to perform similarly.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Scaling and the Friction of Dimension [michaelfeathers.silvrback.com]

And a brief look at the tensions brought by increases in team size and architecture dependencies.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Others Have Failed [dilbert.com]

>> Sadist Designs Interface [dilbert.com]

>> Saying You Are Dumb [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> One Thing [randsinrepose.com]

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