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1. Spring and Java

>> Talking to Postgres Through Java 16 Unix-Domain Socket Channels [morling.dev]

Practical Unix-domain socket support in Java – an efficient and secure approach to communicate with Postgres!

>> Enhanced Pseudo-Random Number Generators for JDK [openjdk.java.net]

Meet JEP-356: proposal for new interfaces and implementations for pseudo-random number generators (PRNGs)!

>> GraalVM 21.0 Introduces a JVM Written in Java [infoq.com]

Project Espresso or Java on Truffle – a new way to run Java code on a JVM written in Java itself!

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> PullRequest [martinfowler.com]

Should we even use pull requests? a critical take on when pull requests can be useful and when they can't!

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Growth Engineering at Netflix — Automated Imagery Generation [netflixtechblog.medium.com]

The story of Netflix's homepage – the invaluable automated asset generation!

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Wally's Success [dilbert.com]

>> Cake For Ted [dilbert.com]

>> General Incompetence [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

This week, we're looking at Cassandra – the battle-tested database that's the backbone of sites with incredible amounts of traffic, like Facebook and Netflix:

For a long time, the “getting started” story in Cassandra was a bit slow, as there was simply no direct API support. That's been changing recently on the Astra Cloud:

>> Cassandra on Astra

 

We now have several ways to interact with Cassandra beyond the standard CQL – direct data access via REST, a powerful document API working with schemaless JSON, as well as GraphQL APIs.

Definitely have a look at Astra with their free-forever 5 Gig tier, which is pretty useful to actually use the system and understand what it can do.

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