Weekly Links: December 7, 2020
We developers aren’t really sure yet if we even count as “people”. Let’s assume we do. Then we score 61 on the global happiness index, compared to 65 for the average OECD citizen. Says who? Honeypot, “Europe’s developer-focused job platform”. Great name, guys: In computer security, a honeypot is a way to fight criminals. 🤦🏻
Unsurprisingly, developers are slightly happier at the beginning of their careers. If you only knew… Surprising to me: Female developers are slightly happier than their male colleagues. Maybe that happier outlook on life is one reason why women tend to live longer than men (it’s 4.5 years in my home country)? Guys, if it’s any consolation: They spend a good chunk of that time waiting for a restroom! 😏 I’m sorry, but I couldn’t resist.
GraalVM turns Java programs into fast & small native applications. This new version is more container-aware. Aren’t we all?! It also uses less memory, so it’s more light-weight. Don’t we all want to be?! As usual, there’s a free Community Edition. And if you want more speed, you have to pay Oracle for the Enterprise edition.
The most humble Spring Boot competitor (“Supersonic Subatomic Java”) makes just small waves this time around: Some changes to defaults, multiple reactive data sources, improvements for Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, some odds and ends. Well, you can’t be supersonic every time, right?!
Oracle's Ron Pressler thinks most Java developers or their bosses don't care about money, Spring 6 supports Java modules, Adoptium OpenJDK Java 17, Micronaut 3.0, and Spring Boot 2.5.5 & 2.4.11.
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