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1. Spring and Java

>> What are they building—and why? 6 questions for the top Java architects [blogs.oracle.com]

The Java architects talking about its vibrance, prioritizing language features, project Loom, reactive programming, records, and more. Definitely an interesting, forward-looking read!

>> 5 Hibernate Features You Should Use With Spring Data JPA [thorben-janssen.com]

Getting the most out of Hibernate & JPA – a practical guide on Hibernate's statistics, slow query logs, optimized sequences, padding, and natural identifiers.

>> JEP 417: Vector API (Third Incubator) [openjdk.java.net]

The third incubator version of Vector API takes advantage of some ARM optimizations and brings even more performance improvements.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical & Musings

>> Continuous Configuration at the Speed of Sound [allthingsdistributed.com]

An insightful read on how continuous configuration came to be: creating, managing, and deploying application configurations at scale!

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Dilbert Is Not A Doctor [dilbert.com]

>> Lazy Wally Robot [dilbert.com]

>> Recommend A Good Microphone [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

Fauna reached out a while back about working together and I've been on a sort of “discovery journey” ever since with it 🙂

I'll definitely write more about their system as I use it.

Basically, Fauna is a flexible, easy to start with, transactional database delivered to you as a web-native API with GraphQL:

>> A look at Fauna

And it's serverless, which means we can move fast and scale up with basically no need for Ops. That's pretty cool.

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