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1. Spring and Java

>> Quarkus 2.0.0.Final released [quarkus.io]

Lots of new and exciting features in Quarkus 2.0 – continuous testing, brand new CLI, more Kotlin friendly, more extensions, and so on!

>> Hello, Spring GraphQL [spring.io] and >> Introducing Spring GraphQL [spring.io]

Definitely a big step – the first milestone release of Spring GraphQL – Spring integrates with GraphQL Java, on its 6th birthday. Good stuff.

>> Hibernate’s Read-Only Query Hint For Faster Read Operations [thorben-janssen.com]

Improved performance and reduced memory footprint by taking advantage of read-only query hints – short but very practical article!

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> GitHub Copilot Experiences – a glimpse of an AI-assisted future [blog.scottlogic.com]

Meet the AI pair programmer – the first take on GitHub's Copilot which suggests entire function implementations!

Also worth reading:

3. Musings

>> Uncovering Better Ways [benjiweber.co.uk]

In pursuit of better ways from the whole WFH experience – how about more experiments by trying to removing some processes, constraining them, doing the opposite, or going to the far extreme?

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favourite Dilberts of the week:

>> Is it blockchain? [dilbert.com]

>> Remotely casual! [dilbert.com]

>> Everyone is a designer! [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

Solid, wide-reaching surveys are few and far between in the Java ecosystem.

The 2021 report that Snyk has published reached over 2000 Java developers and has some super interesting insights.

Insights like – Java 11 has finally surpassed Java 8 in production! Yes, it finally happened in 2021 🙂

Kotlin adoption, IntelliJ usage and a number of others, in a very quick read:

>> The JVM Ecosystem Report 2021 [snyk.io]

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