Spring Session makes it easy to write horizontally scalable cloud applications, offload session state into specialized external session stores, and take advantage of current technologies such as WebSockets. This article takes a deep dive into using Spring Session to maximize these benefits, avoiding the limitations of traditional session management employed by enterprise Java
Grafting Functional Programming's approach of monadic composition onto imperative languages yields the worst of both worlds. And the only reason for importing the PFP abstraction is due to a flaw in that most basic concurrency abstract, the thread; a flaw that can be easily rectified by the introduction of fibers.
The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It describes metrics for steering work and for managing improvement.
Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model introduces the actor model and describes most of the patterns found in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns. 2
In this article, GC expert Monica Beckwith makes the case for JEP 248, the proposal to make G1 the default garbage collector in OpenJDK 9. 6
A resolution to the debate around dropping sun.misc.Unsafe and other private APIs in Java 9 is now on the table. The big question remains: What will a post sun.misc.Unsafe world look like? 7
Every developer knows the pain of incompatible software. By using Docker executable images developers can take advantage of container technology to better control their development environments. 1
Eight years in the making, Project Jigsaw is finally coming to Java 9. This article discusses what we need to know and how to prepare for potential code-breaking changes to the JDK. 1
The Web application user experience is lacking compared to native and desktop applications. Using WebSocket, apps can move to a truly interactive experience. 1
Ratpack & Spring Boot offer powerful JVM platforms for building high performance, extensible microservices, leveraging Spring Data to create data driven REST APIs in a light, cloud native deployment. 24
Ben Evans dives into 2 new Java 9 features that may have a big impact on our lives as developers; HTTP/2 support & the JShell REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop) bringing interactive development to Java 5
JGroups has many features useful to a Raft consensus based implementation. In this article, Ugo Landini takes us through a project to implement a Raft consensus based algorithm on top of JGroups.