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1. Spring and Java

>> JDK 18 G1/Parallel/Serial GC changes [tschatzl.github.io]

GC Improvements in Java 18 String deduplication for all GCs, configurable card sizes, faster startups with Serial GC, and quite a bit more.

>> How to Stop a Java Thread Without Using Thread.stop()? [4comprehension.com]

Let's see what's wrong with Thread.stop(), and use cooperative thread interruption with interrupt flag and InterruptedException.

>> Introducing the `oracle-actions/setup-java` GitHub action [inside.java]

Introducing an additional way to consume the various JDK builds produced by Oracle in GitHub Actions, including early access ones.

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

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2. Technical

>> Feature Flags: Make or Buy? [reflectoring.io]

A step-by-step guide on creating feature flag service: configuration-based, database-based, context-sensitive. Good stuff.

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3. Musings

>> Constrained by talent and struggling to attract top technologists [martinfowler.com]

On scaling bottlenecks: signs and symptoms, and common ways for getting out of the bottleneck! Yeah, a good weekend read.

Also worth reading:

4. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> No Code Of Ethics [dilbert.com]

>> Sunday Advice Of The Experts [dilbert.com]

>> Promoted Not Fired [dilbert.com]

5. Pick of the Week

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