1. Spring and Java

>> Spring Tips: Configuration [spring.io]

Handy tips from the experts on getting the most out of Spring's Environment abstraction through application.properties.

>> An introductory guide to annotations and annotation processors [blog.frankel.ch]

A good write-up that aims to lift the shroud of mystery surrounding Java annotations.

>> Thread Local Randoms in Java [alidg.me]

An exercise in implementing a highly-performant, thread-safe random number generator.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Mainline [martinfowler.com] and >> Feature Branching [martinfowler.com] and >> Mainline Integration [martinfowler.com] and >> Healthy Branch [martinfowler.com]

The series on common branching patterns for source code management continues.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Continuing our investment in Africa: Introducing the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region [allthingsdistributed.com]

The new AWS region should be a big help to African businesses and government organizations, many of whom are fighting the effects of COVID-19.

>> Generic VC Advice Letter for COVID Times [diegobasch.com]

This just cracked me up, so I had to include it.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Stress Can Kill You [dilbert.com]

>> Working At Home [dilbert.com]

>> Social Distancing [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> STOP!! You don’t need Microservices. [medium.com]

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