1. Spring and Java

>> Announcing GraalVM 20.3 [medium.com]

Improved container awareness, G1 GC for native images, and many more performance improvements, all in a new GraalVM version!

>> Vanilla Java: Using Java SE as a Framework [renato.athaydes.com]

A minimal server framework on top of Java SE: hot-reloading, annotation processors and code generation, native images, and JUnit integration.

>> What We Know About Java 16 and 17 So Far [infoq.com]

Speculating over the Loom and Valhalla release: delaying the Java 17 LTS release or delivering small chunks of big features?

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Integrating PIT Mutation Testing and GitHub Pages with GitHub Actions [4comprehension.com]

Publishing PIT mutation test reports to GitHub pages: a practical guide to integrating GitHub actions with PIT.

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Humility [benjiweber.co.uk]

In praise of Humility: enabling compassion, keeping things simple, valuing feedback, and courage!

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Dilbert Not On Mute [dilbert.com]

>> Working At Home Benefits [dilbert.com]

>> Online Class Muted [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

Not exactly a launch but a couple of weeks ago, I introduced our longer-term COVID pricing for 2020:

>> All Courses on Baeldung

Here's the plan – I'm going to keep the courses at 25% off their standard price in November and then 20% off in December.

Hope that helps.

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