Sunday, September 20, 2009

Best of this Week Summary 14 September - 20 September 2009

  • Scala is slowly getting some more and more traction lately. Is it a potential long term replacement for Java?
    Interview with Scala creator Martin Odersky where he tells its history, future and why it's so interesting (like combining OO- and functional techniques).

  • Six valid "takeaways on what most REST adopters can and should do to get the most from their use of this increasingly popular architectural style" summarised by Dion Hinchcliffe.

  • Article that describes using Benerator, which is a data generator tool that can be used to feed database with pseudo-random test data.

  • Tip that shows you how to implement composite keys with JPA and Hibernate. Check also the comments here.

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