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1. Spring and Java

>> System Logger [blog.frankel.ch]

Introducing System.Logger: a facade with simple and limited functionalities for logging from Java 9.

>> Card Table Card Size Shenanigans [tschatzl.github.io]

Meet -XX:GCCardSizeInBytes – a brief introduction to card tables and remembered sets in GC and the effect of this change on G1, Serial, and Parallel collectors. A deep dive but worth spending some time on.

>> Spring Boot Application Properties [vladmihalcea.com]

And a solid read on practical best practices to configure Spring Boot applications: custom error handling, custom headers, and a lot more.

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Webinars and presentations:

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2. Technical

>> A beginner’s guide to Serializability [vladmihalcea.com]

Let's see what Serializability means and what guarantees does it offer – from serial execution to concurrent serializability models.

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3. Musings

>> Putting Ideas into Words [paulgraham.com]

Writing about something, even something you know well, usually shows you that you didn't know it as well as you thought!

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4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Larry Makes 40% More [dilbert.com]

>> Monkey Business [dilbert.com]

>> Dilbert Fell Off Roof [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

>> Why the Best Things in Life Are All Backwards [markmanson.net]

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