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1. Spring and Java

>> Why Java's Records Are Better* Than Lombok's @Data and Kotlin's Data Classes []

More than just boilerplate reductions: a practical take on why Java records are superior to other approaches. Interesting read.

>> Kotlin 1.5.0 – the First Big Release of 2021 []

The New Kotlin version supports stable features such as Java records, indy for string concatenations, and lots of new standard library features.

>> JEP 413: Code Snippets in Java API Documentation []

No more @code or <pre> tags – this is a proposal to simplify the addition of example codes in Javadocs.

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Webinars and presentations:

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2. Technical & Musings

>> How to index JSON columns using MySQL []

Virtual columns to the rescue – index JSON fields without having access to a GIN index type in MySQL.

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3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

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>> Project On Hold []

>> Shaking Hands []

4. Pick of the Week

>> The Podcast for Location Independent Business Owners []

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