1. Spring and Java

>> Creating Docker images with Spring Boot 2.3.0.M1 [spring.io]

A quick look at Spring Boot's upcoming support for buildpacks and layered jars — two new features that make it easier to create optimized Docker images.

>> Creating an API Gateway with Zuul and Spring Boot [mscharhag.com]

A sample Zuul proxy application demonstrates route configuration and the use of filters to customize routing behavior.

>> IntelliJ IDEA best plugins [vojtechruzicka.com]

And a handful of cool plugins, from keyboard-shortcut helpers and color-coded bracket matching to security vulnerability warnings for third-party library dependencies, and many more.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> An introduction to REST API testing in Go with Resty [ontestautomation.com]

And it's easy to add assertions via the Testify library, which also provides support for setup/teardown, mocks, and test suites.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Manage dependencies and risks diligently [martinfowler.com]

When teams collaborate on a project, front-loading early sprints to build a “walking-skeleton” can help to decouple their backlogs and ultimately speed up delivery.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Looks Like A Duck [dilbert.com]

>> Data Can Only Mean One Thing [dilbert.com]

>> Mind Reader [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Recording more events… But where will we store them? [medium.com]

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