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This is what I learned in April 2016:

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Some of the problems in everyday software development are luxury problems. Like when you work in a greenfield project and are able to choose how you implement equals() and hashCode(). However, this decision will have a major effect for the project down the road. So here are the options I found out and my decision making process.

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Microservices are one of the hype topics I didn’t manage to have a look at. So this week I was lucky finding that the cover story of the Java Magazin (issue 5.16) is “Microservices – the hype in the reality check”.

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This is what I learned in March 2016:

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This is what I learned in February 2016::

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Automated tests like JUnit are a mandatory part of developing software. Recently I saw some bad things happening in a project that are good arguments for automated testing. I'd like to share them so they can be used as examples when convincing other people to test their software.

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