At the very beginning of 2014 I decided to track my reading habits and share the best stuff here, on Baeldung.
Here we go…
1. Java and Spring
Here's what's happening with modularization in JDK 9, straight from the horse's mouth. Some breaking changes to move the platform forward.
Using LAZY fetching and a per query fetching strategy are two useful constraints to work within when using Hibernate.
Very cool usage of Java 8 streams with the older JPA API.
Balancing design decisions, especially when growing a language as widely used as Java, is nuanced and difficult. That being said – I would really want to be able to do iterable.stream() 🙂
Very nice improvements to the Spring MVC 4 Maven Archetype.
While I stayed away from using Maven Archetypes and prefer to set things up myself, I do see the value of a shortcut like this to speed up your initial project setup.
Let's see what are the weeks Spring releases:
And of course some recordings for the weekend:
2. Technical and Musings
This lays out the thinking behind NOT making APIs copyrightable and protected. It's an important piece of reading for the 5 minutes it takes – go ahead and read it.
The ideological underpinnings of Agile are quite different then what the industry matured into. It's no surprise though, but it is important to understand the difference is and why an “Agile Certification” is silly.
The ethos of “hacking” as the force not to move forward but leap forward.
A long piece on the growth lifecyle of a software company, and a very interesting read.
Interesting thinking around the edges of security and HTTPS certificates for all.
What it means to do TDD at the nano level and up.
The half-life of programmer knowledge is why it's never a good idea to stop learning.
All in with Dilbert this week:
4. Pick of the Week
I recently introduced the “Pick of the Week” section here in my “Weekly Review”. If you're already on my email list – you got the pick already – hope you enjoyed it.
If not – you can share the review and unlock it right here:
Sometimes the pick of the week is a piece of writing that influenced our discipline, such as “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” from last week.
Other times, it's simply something that inspired me recently – Nathan Barry a Amy Hoy shipping a new product in 24 hours: