- 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.