Friday, August 26, 2022

Link Dump #51

Ready or not... here the link dump come:

  1. #BookOfTheWeek: Applying UML and Patterns
  2. Software Development
    1. 5 Modes of Critique to Improve Design Reviews #PickOfTheWeek
      In the article you will find design review practices introducing a variety of modes of critique, and how together they can improve individual- and team-based outcomes.
    2. 5 Ways to Prevent an Outage #PickOfTheWeek
      In today’s always-on, ever-connected world, we all expect 100% availability.
      What gets in the way of this? The devil is in the details. Over time, everything breaks.
    3. A standardized error format for HTTP responses
      HTTP status codes alone often do not provide enough information for API clients. Wouldn't it be nice if the response body would tell us what specific part of the request was invalid or how to resolve the problem?
  3. Testing
    1. REST API Testing with REST-assured
      Learned to use REST-assured to write automated tests for real API testing.
    2. Testing Feature Flags
      Feature flag evaluations in our code should be tested just like any other code. If we don’t write tests for the different values, we risk deploying code that we think is disabled by a feature flag when it’s actually enabled by default.
  4. Java
    1. Java Versions and Features
      On the page you can find the major feature changes in the latest Java releases.
    2. JDK 19: The new features in Java 19
      September release will feature structured concurrency, virtual threads, pattern matching for switch expressions, a vector API, and a Linux/RISC-V port.
  5. Leadership
    1. Words you don't say but should
      Words you don’t say but should come with hidden consequences.
  6. Growth
    1. Don’t Focus on Your Job at the Expense of Your Career #PickOfTheWeek
      The author offers four strategies you can try so that you can simultaneously accomplish what’s necessary in the short-term while playing the long game for the betterment of your career.
  7. Productivity
    1. Stop Ghosting and Start Saying No #PickOfTheWeek
      Ghosting is a common phenomenon in both personal and professional relationships. While it’s easy to lament being ghosted, it’s harder to admit that many of us have ghosted someone else.

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