Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Let's start with something more fundamental than just the news about frameworks and programming languages. "A tale of four memory caches" is a nice explanation of how browser caching works. Awesome read, nice visuals, useful takeaways. Go read it!
Machine Learning seems is becoming more and more popular. So here's a nicely structured knowledge-base at your convenience: "Top-down learning path: Machine Learning for Software Engineers".
Next, let's see what's new about all the reactive buzz. The trend is highly popular so I've collected a few links to the blog posts about RxJava and related.
First, "RxJava for easy concurrency and backpressure" is my own writeup about the beauty of the RxJava for a complex problem like backpressure combined with concurrent task scheduling.
Dávid Karnok published benchmark results for the different reactive libraries.
"Refactoring to Reactive - Anatomy of a JDBC migration" explains how reactive approach can be introduced incrementally into the legacy applications.
The reactive approach is also suitable for the Internet of Things area. So here's the article about Vert.x being used for IoT world.
IoT is actually not only about the devices but also about the cloud. Arun Gupta published a nice write up about using the AWS IoT Button with AWS Lambda and Couchbase. Looks pretty cool!
Now onto the news related to my favourite programming tool, IntelliJ IDEA!
IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 EAP has started! Nice, but I'm not amused. Who needs those emojis anyway?! I hope IDEA developers will find something more useful in the bug tracker to fix and improve.
Andrey Cheptsov experiments with code folding in IntelliJ IDEA. The Advanced Expressions Folding plugin is available for download - give it a try!
Claus Ibsen announced that the work has started on Apache Camel IntelliJ plugin.
Since we are at the news about IntelliJ IDEA, I think it makes sense to see what's up with Kotlin as well. Kotlin 1.0.6 has been released, which is the new bugfix and tooling update. Seems like Kotlin is getting more popularity and people try to use it in conjunction with popular frameworks like Spring Boot and Vaadin.
Looks like too many links already so I'll stop here. I should start posting those more often :)
Monday, December 5, 2016
So this is the second issue of my Twitterfeed, the news that I noticed in Twitter. Much more sophisticated compared to the first post, but still no structure and no definite periodicity.
Java Annotated Monthly - December 2016. Nice collection of articles about Java 9, Java 8, libraries and frameworks, etc. With this, my Twitterfeed is now officially meta! 😃
RebelLabs published Java Generics cheat sheet. Print it out and put at the wall in your office!
Server side rendering with Spring and React. Interesting approach to UI rendering with React. Some parts of the UI are rendered at the server side, and some data is then rendered at the client side.
IDEA 2016.2 Icon Pack. IDEA 2016.3 update came with the new icons and some people don’t really like those. There is now a plugin to replace the new icons with the old icons. Enjoy!
Oh, and talking about IntelliJ IDEA, there is another great blog post related to 2016.3 release. Alasdair Nottingham writes about Liberty loos applications support in IDEA: Faster application development with IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3
Reactive programming vs Reactive systems. Jonas Boner and Viktor Klang make it clear, what is the difference between the two. "Messages have a clear (single) destination, while events are facts for others to observe".
Good Programmers Write Bug-Free Code, Don’t They? Yegor Bugayenko has a good point about the relation of good programming to a bug-free code.
Zero downtime deployment with the database. The name says it all.
RxJava 2.0 interview with David Karnok about the major release. Here comes support for Reactive Streams specification!
Reactor by Example. Reactor is very similar to RxJava, but it is also in the core of Spring Framework’s 5.0 reactive programming model.
An explanation of the different types of performance testing. I think this is quite important to make the difference.
Spec-ulation by Rich Hickey. As usual, must watch!
Microservices evolution: how to break your monolithic database. Microservices are becoming mainstream, it seems. So we need best practices for building microservices based systems.