1. Spring and Java

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

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 [blog.jetbrains.com]

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 [openjdk.java.net]

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

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical & Musings

>> How to index JSON columns using MySQL [vladmihalcea.com]

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

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Must Register To Date [dilbert.com]

>> Project On Hold [dilbert.com]

>> Shaking Hands [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

>> The Podcast for Location Independent Business Owners [tropicalmba.com]

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