1. Spring and Java

>> JEP draft: Computed Constants [openjdk.org]

Performance, safety, and flexibility: immutable value holder with at most once initialization with computed constants! Good stuff.

>> The Inner Workings of Safepoints [foojay.io]

Different types of Safepoints in JVM and how local thread safepoints are implemented in modern JVMs.

>> My final take on Gradle (vs. Maven) [blog.frankel.ch]

And another take on Maven vs Gradle hot topic: can we consider lack of flexibility a feature, or is it a problem?

Also worth reading:

Webinars and presentations:

Time to upgrade:

2. Technical & Musings

>> Creating an integrated business and technology strategy [martinfowler.com]

A framework leading to effective technology strategies that are aligned with business needs.

>> SQL Server useBulkCopyForBatchInsert configuration property [vladmihalcea.com]

And a quick piece on how to transform a batch of insert SQL statements to one multi-value insert as easily as just a configuration property.

Also worth reading:

3. Pick of the Week

>> Worrying is self-fulfilling; what to do instead [asmartbear.com]

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