1. Spring and Java

>> From Spring Boot to Quarkus [blog.frankel.ch]

The new kid on the block: a practical guide on how to migrate a typical Spring Boot app to Quarkus!

>> New language features since Java 8 to 15 [advancedweb.hu]

Java evolution for people in a hurry: an anthology of improvements and new features available in modern Java.

>> Getting Started with Spring Data Specifications [reflectoring.io]

Flexing data access with Specifications: a more maintainable approach for ad-hoc queries with a myriad of custom filters.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> On distributed systems and elliptic curve cryptography [martin.kleppmann.com]

Going all academic on distributed systems and EC cryptography: An academical and yet practical take on distributed systems and ECC.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> The No-Excuses Guide to Innovation with APIs [blog.scottlogic.com]

Reinventing digital services by thinking and acting more strategically instead of pursuing one-off solutions.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Information From Carl [dilbert.com]

>> Rewriting Shakespeare [dilbert.com]

>> Real Men Multitask [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

Datadog is back, with full visibility into an always growing number of solid, native integrations – both in and out of the Java ecosystem:

>> End-to-end visibility into performance and code efficiency with Datadog APM

Simply put, you can drill in starting with the browser all the way down to individual DB queries – with no sampling, which is a little bit crazy to think about 🙂

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