1. Spring and Java

>> URL Matching with PathPattern in Spring MVC 5.3 [spring.io]

New Spring version, new pattern matching for Request URLs with 8x throughput, and 40% less allocation rate.

>> Using -XX:SoftMaxHeapSize on ZGC [malloc.se]

A soft limit on max heap size for ZGC, really useful to handle occasional spikes in heap usage with the ability to uncommit when the spike is gone.

>> Oracle Open Sources Coherence In-Memory Data Grid [infoq.com]

Meet Coherence, a new open-source IMDG capable of parallel query execution and aggregation, persistence, messaging, streaming, and a lot more!

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> The Liskov Substitution Principle Explained [reflectoring.io]

A practical guide on one of the lesser-known SOLID principles, its importance, and advantages, and also how to investigate possible violations of this principle.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Path to Freelancer Profit: Start an Agency or Stop Billing Hourly [daedtech.com]

A methodological approach for freelancers to profit and moving away from the hourly billing business model to an agency-based one.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Wally's Doctor Note [dilbert.com]

>> Exclamation Mark [dilbert.com]

>> Everyone Is Their Own Boss [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Time is personal [sivers.org]

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