After missing a week due to mostly not having anything to talk to you about I'm back with the newsletter so let's do it. First, we celebrated Veterans Day here in the US this week and I just want to take this opportunity to thank anyone who has or is serving. Your sacrifice and commitment to this country are greatly appreciated.
I ordered my new MacBook Pro the day after the announcement event and I kid you not I have been checking the tracking updates every day since then. This week it finally arrived and I was excited to get it in my hands and test it out. Here is a shot of it still in the box in front of my Cleveland print in my office.
Before it arrived I had all of these plans to create videos for my YouTube channel on how I set up a new machine as a developer. I always found those types of videos useful and I thought I might be able to help others find new tools or just learn something new.
Mapping out each of those videos would take a long time though and I just wanted to get it set up and start using it and can you blame me? What I did though was document each of the steps I took to set up my new laptop and put it on Github. I am going to use this and my review of the MacBook Pro and create a video and or blog post on my setup soon.
new-macbook-setup/2021 at master · danvega/new-macbook-setup
Full review coming soon but here are a few notes:
- I love the 14" size, it's a little heavier and I honestly I appreciate that.
- The display is amazing and no the notch doesn't bother me at all.
- When you open the laptop it powers on and responds to you instantly.
- The keyboard is new and so far it's been a great experience. Usually, I prefer using my external keyboard (Apple Magic Keyboard) but I actually prefer typing on this one.
I was never a fan of the touch bar and I am happy to see the physical keys return.
- The lower
Fnkey also serves as an Emoji Picker 🥳
- The lower
- Ports - I was really happy to see the 3 USB-C ports, SD, HDMI, and MagSafe.
- The battery performance has been really good so far.
- Performance - Everything just feels smooth, fast, and snappy.
Speaking of performance I sent out this tweet this week. I pulled down the Spring Pet Clinic project and I was able to run it in 1.95 seconds.
Pet Clinic running on M1 Max without spring native 🍃🚀 #springboot #java pic.twitter.com/w68LZGjaGp— Dan Vega (@therealdanvega) November 12, 2021
In my last newsletter, I talked about Github Copilot for Java Developers. Since then I wrote a blog post and created a video tutorial. It's pretty crazy how good Github Copilot can recommend lines or even entire methods.
Around the Web
- Announcing Testcontainers Cloud: Integration Testing has never been easier - AtomicJar, Inc.
- Here's why Twitter, Uber, and more are giving fully loaded M1 Max MacBook Pros to engineers
- An update to dislikes on YouTube
- Introduction to Shortcuts on macOS
- All Things Open Conference Recordings
- Micronaut has a YouTube Channel
- JMS and Messaging legend, HornetQ and Artemis cofounder, Clebert Suconic
- Money Lab Podcast: YouTube publishing challenge
- Text Portrait
- Thunder Client - REST API Client for VS Code
- Lunacy – Free Design Software for Win, Mac, Linux
I got a lot of requests for my list of #Java events, so I made this: https://t.co/xaOcngX4bK ☕️— Marcus Hellberg (@marcushellberg) November 11, 2021
The source is on GitHub to make it easy for anyone in the community to add and update events. pic.twitter.com/3XKMAxnJMY
Until Next Week
Thanks for sitting down and sharing a cup of coffee with me my friend. I hope you enjoyed this installment of Coffee & Code and I will see you next Sunday morning. If you have any links you would like me to include please contact me and I might add them to a future newsletter. I hope you have a great week and as always friends...