1. Spring and Java

>> Spring Boot 2.3.0 Focuses on the Cloud [infoq.com]

A quick overview of a few new nifty features introduced in Spring Boot 2.3 including simplified containerization using buildpacks, more pleasant Kubernetes support with readiness and liveness probes and enhanced graceful shutdown.

>> Implementing a Cache with Spring Boot [reflectoring.io]

A practical guide on how to use Spring cache abstraction and Hazelcast with different topologies such as embedded or client-server.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical and Musings

>> The illusion of statelessness [blog.frankel.ch]

An interesting take on stateless architectures and its challenges in modern non-trivial scenarios such as REST APIs or Kubernetes.

>> Specs-travaganza! [blog.scottlogic.com]

A survey on the importance of design specifications along with a methodology to implement such specs.

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Getting Opinions [dilbert.com]

>> Wally The Generalist [dilbert.com]

>> Input From Idiots [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> The One Rule for Life [markmanson.net]

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