11 Interesting Java-related links. September 30 – October 6, 2013

  1. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/views/java/libraryview.jsp?search_by=java+next – the whole series of interesting articles about the future of Java which is already there.
  2. http://java.dzone.com/articles/testing-stages-maven – a short article about maven-failsafe-plugin maven plugin.
  3. http://java.dzone.com/articles/encryption-mysql-vs-postgresql – comparison of the two most popular open-source RDBMS in the field on data encryption.
  4. http://persism.sourceforge.net/main.php – a small but still pretty useful ORM library for the cases when you don’t need huge Hibernate/EclipseLink with myriads of dependencies.
  5. http://www.infoq.com/articles/Introduction-to-HotSpot – introduction into JVM internals from the source code point of view
  6. http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2013/09/testing-java-ee-6-with-arquillian-incl-jpa-ejb-bean-validation-and-cdi.html – an article about using Arquillian for testing J2EE apps
  7. http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2013/09/how-to-write-your-own-java-scala-debugger.html – some description on the JVM debugging internals
  8. http://java.dzone.com/articles/java-and-xml-part-2 – JDOM vs DOM in Java
  9. http://habrahabr.ru/company/mailru/blog/195004/ (Russian) – an article about manipulating JVM flags in runtime or “how to shoot yourself in the foot”
  10. http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2013/09/six-java-features-to-stay-away-from.html – continuing the topic of “shooting yourself in the foot”. The article is about things which can be useful but can be painful in the long term.
  11. http://habrahabr.ru/company/codefreeze/blog/195740/ (Russian) – why does Oracle JDK has 50 Mb more than repackaged OpenJDK from Azul?