Weekend Reading List #37 – Week of 9/7

September is here and the summer is almost over on the northern hemisphere. Let’s use the last 3 months of the year to learn and share knowledge.

There is no more profitable investment than investing in yourself – Roy T. Bennett

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NYJavaSIG 25th Anniversary

Reserve the date. The NYJavaSIG will host an amazing event on September 23rd to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The group was founded in 1995 by Frank Greco and it’s the oldest JUG in the world. The guests are 4 of the most important people from the Java community:

  • Sharat Chander – Leader of Java developer outreach program
  • Brian Goetz – Java language architect
  • James Gosling – Father of Java
  • Venkat Subramanian – Prof at Univ of Houston and mentor/instructor without peer

You can register now on the NYJavaSIG website. If you have a question to any of the panelists you can send to the NYJavaSIG Twitter account

Reading Code Is A Skill

As developers, we must write clean and readable code, of course. But does anyone ever told you to develop your reading code skills? No? Should you? Take a look at “Reading Code is a Skill” article from Trisha Gee where she points out the importance of reading code.

Java 15

Great summary from Alan Zeichick of 14 JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEP) that are part of the Java 15 release


Testing Frameworks

Billy Korando discusses five of the most used testing frameworks for improving automated testing.


Docker Security

Brian Vermeer presents 5 tips to improve your Docker security


Spring Boot with AWS Functions

Link to the Github project from Hilmer Chona, where he shows how to build a simple Spring Boot application that uses AWS Lambda.



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