1. Spring and Java

>> Fault-tolerant and reliable messaging with Kafka and Spring Boot [arnoldgalovics.com]

A comprehensive example showcasing how to use Kafka for DLQ processing, retries, and manual commits.

>> Distributed Cache with Hazelcast and Spring [reflectoring.io]

Why caching is important and how does it fit into modern software architecture using Hazelcast as an example. Cool stuff.

>> Why do the Gradle/Maven wrappers matter? [andresalmiray.com]

Use wrappers and have one less thing to worry about.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

2. Technical

>> Writing my first game in Unity [beust.com]

It's always refreshing to see how to start working with a technology that we don't touch on a daily basis.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> K-19 or How to not run a team [blog.scottlogic.com]

Lessons learned while building a soviet submarine 🙂

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Hate Edits [dilbert.com]

>> Shocking Fake Video [dilbert.com]

>> Disbanding Task Force [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> How to be more productive by working less [markmanson.net]

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