Spring Boot has always fascinated me. No more fiddling around with different versions of application servers and different environments between local development, testing and production. If you deal with Spring Boot, you quickly come across the term Auto Configuration - a term that most people interpret as "Spring Boot does it right somehow". But what exactly is right?
Java security is an important topic for all businesses that use Java applications. Java Champion Simon Ritter takes a deep dive into the JDK and the potential shortcomings of not keeping your applications up to date, as well as why it's essential to know the difference between critical patch updates (CPUs) and patch set updates (PSUs).
Each company has large software systems that have been continuously developed over many years, and the maintenance of these systems is becoming tougher and more expensive year after year. Against the background of new architectural paradigms such as microservices, these systems should now be modern, scalable and flexible. There is hope though - you can get rid of these big, cumbersome monoliths by decomposing them down into smaller microservices.