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1. Spring and Java

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

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

>> Enhanced Pseudo-Random Number Generators for JDK []

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

>> GraalVM 21.0 Introduces a JVM Written in Java []

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 []

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 []

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 []

>> Cake For Ted []

>> General Incompetence []

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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