Spring 4.0 and Java 8 (presentation) – a very nice presentation of the new features in Spring 4.0/4.1 and how it plays with JDK 8. Seems a bit dull at the beginning but finally I’ve realized that it brought me bunch of new information.
Spring Social (presentation) – a bit of a magic on working with social networks and related stuff. Spring Boot hides so much details about configuration that it’s already scary to me.
Observable/Observer – pattern which is in JDK since version 1.0. Never new it’s already available.
JSR-354 introduction – Money/Currency API which is going to be included into JDK 9. Seems somewhat useful in everyday job. Having exchange rates providers available by default is an interesting approach.
Apache Mesos – a nice framework for distributed computing. Would be really glad to put hands on something like this in the real project
Patch for OpenJDK from Microsoft. Glad to see that such a huge company works with a bunch of open-source technologies and contributes to this
Nice summary which shows that assertions is no more than a syntactical sugar added by the compiler