1. Spring and Java

>> Machine Learning in Java With Amazon Deep Java Library [infoq.com]

A quick look at Amazon's JSR-381 implementation, which includes the Visual Recognition API and a collection of pre-trained models.

>> What's new in Spring Data Elasticsearch 4.0 [spring.io]

Targeting Elasticsearch 7.6.2, this release deprecates the ElasticsearchTemplate, built on the now-deprecated TransportClient, and offers a handful of new and improved features.

>> Running Spring Boot GraalVM Native Images with Docker & Heroku [blog.codecentric.de]

And a nice write-up that's sure to help with the more nuanced aspects such as the Docker multi-stage build.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

Patterns for Managing Source Code Branches: >> Looking at some branching policies [martinfowler.com] and  >> Final Thoughts and Recommendations [martinfowler.com]

A great wrap-up to the series looks at branching policies like git-flow, GitHub Flow, and trunk-based development.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> REPL Driven Design [blog.cleancoder.com]

And Uncle Bob Martin dabbles in Clojure's REPL, which is great for experimental development and testing, but it's no replacement for TDD.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Wally Borrows Money [dilbert.com]

>> Why Use Tests [dilbert.com]

>> Face Mask Assassination [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Focus [jamesclear.com]

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