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1. Spring and Java

>> Beautify third-party API with Kotlin [blog.frankel.ch]

Enhancing the dev experience by using extension functions and delegations in Kotlin.

>> Spring Boot 2.6 Improves Docker Images and Metrics, Version 2.4 Is EOL [infoq.com]

Last feature release of 2021 for Spring Boot: enhanced Docker image generation, new metrics, health groups, and so on.

>> The best way to write a custom Spring Data Repository [vladmihalcea.com]

And a nice read on when and how we should implement a custom Spring Data Repository – short but practical.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical

>> Don’t Start With Microservices – Monoliths Are Your Friend [arnoldgalovics.com]

There definitely are benefits to using Microservices. That being said, it's critical to be very aware of the tradeoffs we're making along the way!

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3. Musings

>> Open Source Sustainability through Corporate Social Responsibility [blog.scottlogic.com]

In the wake of the recent Log4j vulnerability, let's reflect on open source projects, their definition, and corporate social responsibility.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Urgent Assignment [dilbert.com]

>> Better Working Remotely [dilbert.com]

>> Having Impact [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

Keeping this short this time, with the concise style of Seth Godin:

>> Hard work vs. Long work [seths.blog]

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