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1. Spring and Java

>> Project Leyden: Beginnings [openjdk.java.net]

Humble beginnings for the new Project Leyden – tackling the slow startup times, peak to performance, and footprint issues with static Java images.

>> Replacing Finalizers with Cleaners [inside.java]

An interesting read on how we can use the Java 9 Cleaners to move away from the issues imposed by the infamous finalizers in Java.

>> Preparing for Spring Boot 3.0 [spring.io]

And yes, preparation steps for a more smooth migration to Spring Boot 3.0: Java 17 migration, use the latest 2.7.x versions, replace deprecations, new configurations, and quite a bit more goodness 🙂

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical & Musings

>> Chopping the monolith – the demo [frankel.ch]

A practical guide on how to break down a monolith into sensible and manageable microservices.

>> New TOAST in town: the “pluggable TOAST API” concept and what it means for the community [postgrespro.com]

And a piece on abstracting away the way we handle bulky data in Postgres by introducing the pluggable TOAST API – bring your own toast!

Also worth reading:

3. Comics

And my favorite Dilberts of the week:

>> Lost Backups [dilbert.com]

>> Sunday Mordac Hurts Carl [dilbert.com]

>> Work Before Vacation [dilbert.com]

4. Pick of the Week

Last week I picked the application modernization tool from vFunction. Here's an interesting, quick video of what the tool can do:

>> vFunction Assessment Hub Video [vfunction.com]

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