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Performance-Oriented Spring Data JPA & Hibernate by Maciej Walkowiak @ Voxxed Days Zürich 2024

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Spring Calendar – Release Schedule for Spring Projects

Spring - and Spring Boot in particular - are my main go-to frameworks when it comes to implementing applications and automating processes for both my clients and myself. Additionally, I give courses on Spring Boot and various other Spring-related subjects and I also run "Stratospheric - From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS" (ebook and companion online course). Hence, it's fair to say I'm quite committed to Spring and the Spring community, which is why knowing in advance when a ... Read more

Migrating to Java 21 and Spring Boot 3.2

Last year in December, Pratik Dwivedi of Unlogged posted an informative article on migrating from Java 8/11 to Java 21, and Spring Boot 2 to the latest Spring Boot 3.2, which covers everything from the benefits of that transition (e.g., being able to use GraalVM, Virtual Threads and CRaC and the Spring Framework's new RestClient and observability features) to a checklist and best practices for carrying out such a migration for your applications. Read more

Spring Tip: WebUtils

Once again, Martin Hock recently published a useful Spring tip; this time about WebUtils, a utility class for working with web-related tasks (e.g., extracting request parameters or retrieving cookies): 🚀 Spring Tip🚀WebUtilsA utility class for working with web-related tasks, such as extracting request parameters, handling multipart requests, and managing cookies. 🔥 #Java— Martin Hock (@mnhocktweets) February 8, 2024 Read more

Reflectoring: Reactive Architecture with Spring Boot

Based on asynchronous event processing, message-driven data streams, and non-blocking I/O reactive programming is a popular paradigm for developing web and cloud applications, particularly large-scale and distributed ones using a microservices architecture. Some time ago, I published a tiny introductory post on reactive programming with Spring Boot and Spring WebFlux. Reflectoring has this much more in-depth article on reactive architecture with Spring Boot, which covers everything from building a traditional synchronous-style application, converting such an application to a reactive architecture, and using and ... Read more

Spring Tip: EnvironmentCapable

Martin Hock recently published this tip about EnvironmentCapable, a Spring interface that provides access to the Spring environment by indicating a component contains and exposes an Environment reference: 🚀 Spring Tip 🚀EnvironmentCapableAn interface that provides access to the Spring environment, allowing you to retrieve properties, profiles, and other environment-related information. 🔥 #Java— Martin Hock (@mnhocktweets) January 24, 2024 Read more

Introduction to the new JdbcClient in Spring Framework 6.1

Fellow software engineer Siva recently posted this useful introduction to the new JdbcClient that comes with Spring Framework 6.1 (and hence, Spring Boot 3.2.x). JdbcClient provides a fluent API for performing common database operations on top of JdbcTemplate. Read more

Spring Boot Tip: A Simplified Way of Creating ArgumentCaptors with Mockito 5.7.0

Maciej Walkowiak recently published this tip on a simplified way of creating Mockito ArgumentCaptors with Spring Boot 3.2.x: 💡 Mockito 5.7.0 (included in Spring Boot 3.2) introduced simplified way for creating argument captors:— Maciej Walkowiak 🍃 (@maciejwalkowiak) December 13, 2023 Read more

Spring Boot Tip: HTTP Request Logging with CommonsRequestLoggingFilter

Martin Hock recently published this tip on how to enable HTTP "request logging using CommonsRequestLoggingFilter to capture detailed information about incoming request": 🚀 Advanced Spring Tip 🚀HTTP Request Logging with CommonsRequestLoggingFilterEnable request logging using CommonsRequestLoggingFilter to capture detailed information about incoming requests. 🔥 #Java— Martin Hock (@mnhocktweets) December 14, 2023 Read more

Spring Boot Tip: Set BP_JVM_JLINK_ENABLED to true to create more efficient runtime images.

Martin Hock recently published this tiny but useful Spring Boot tip on how to minimise the Java runtime dependencies included in your Spring Boot application builds: 🚀 Spring Boot Tip 🚀🔥 Enhance your @springboot container image build with #Jlink! 🔥Set BP_JVM_JLINK_ENABLED to true in the Spring Boot Maven Plugin, and create more efficient and customized and smaller runtime images. #Java— Martin Hock (@mnhocktweets) November 14, 2023 For reference, here's the relevant configuration snippet for your project's pom.xml and more detailed ... Read more
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