Java Software Engineer Weekly Newsletter - week 3 - January 21, 2020

Java Software Engineer Weekly Newsletter - week 3 - January 21, 2020

Oleksandr Stefanovskyi


  1. RFC-7807 problem details with Spring Boot and JAX-RS - A great overview of this IETF standard for communicating problems and errors to API clients.
  2. Key annotations you need to know when working with JPA and Hibernate - An excellent primer for newbies, and a nice review for the more experienced JPA connoisseur.


  1. Special Cases Are a Code Smell - In this article, we discuss the importance of eliminating special cases in order to write more effective and generalized code.
  2. Your first 90 days as CTO or VP Engineering.


  1. Upcoming Software Testing Trends in 2020 - For QA professionals, it is crucial to quickly adapt to new changes in the testing domain. Find out the trends for 2020.


  1. Can SELECT * Make a Query Go...Faster? — Most of the time, including as few columns as you need in SELECT queries is a good way to go, but one of Brent’s SQL Server-based clients encountered an edge case where SELECT * queries actually ran faster.
  2. Two Edge Cases in Postgres's Full-Text Search — When using tsvectors and to_tsquery, there are some quirks that could trip you up.
  3. Why Developers Love Postgres — A just released, high level talk about why Postgres is a great database, including a section about how a department at Chevron migrated from Oracle to Postgres.

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