1. Spring and Java

>> Switch as an expression in Java with Lambda-like syntax [blog.codeleak.pl]

A quick guide that shows how to return a value from a Java 14 switch expression.

>> Introduction to Azure Spring Cloud with IntelliJ IDEA [spring.io]

A few tools available in IntelliJ to accelerate Spring Cloud microservice development and deployment to Azure.

>> Looking at Java Records [mscharhag.com]

And a few cool use cases for the Record type, including composite map keys, and how to write a compact constructor.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Kick-start your microservice project with JHipster [blog.codecentric.de]

A solid overview of JHipster, a full-fledged application scaffolding and development platform that now covers both web applications and microservice architectures.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Breaking Through Your Refactoring Rut [blog.thecodewhisperer.com]

The key involves repetitive deliberate practice and applying cognitive psychology's chunking strategy.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> No Interruptions At Home [dilbert.com]

>> Asok Meditates [dilbert.com]

>> No Lunch With You [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

An oldie but a goodie: 

>> Introducing Deliberate Discovery [dannorth.net]

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