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1. Spring and Java

>> Faster Maven builds in Docker []

Faster Maven builds are always good. Especially when you have a repo that takes an hour and a half to build 🙂

>> Fetching a DTO With a To-Many Association []

DTO Projections are definitely the way to go, instead of, at any point, returning entities. So, learning to use these is quite useful.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical & Musings

>> Safe Updates of Client Applications at Netflix []

Learning how Netflix does things is, well, worth it. You do need to have the context of a large, mature project in mind, of course.

>> SRE Doesn’t Scale []

Like my previous note about Netflix, this applies to larger orgs, but it's still a very interesting read, regardless of your org size.

Also worth reading:

3. Pick of the Week

I sent out an email about Datadog earlier in the week, and I wanted to highlight one of the cool core aspects of their platform here as well – logging, and the deep integration with APM:

>> Logging and APM over at Datadog []

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