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These factors have contributed to drive a change in how we approach infrastructure, which is adapting to meet these needs with the move to the cloud, and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings like Cloud Foundry have raised the level of abstraction to a focus on an ecosystem of applications and services.
You might say that one way to circumvent all that hassle from issue 3 is to make the quickHarmlessMethod() a static method to prevent that enclosing instance, and you’re right about that.
Either you have to create your own libraries or you have to learn someone else's. This is in addition to wrestling with the business problem you're supposed to be solving. But you can often manage your own boilerplate more easily than you can come to grips with a framework.
Memoization is a method-level caching technique for speeding-up consecutive invocations.
It has long been possible to do bulk updates and deletes using JPQL in JPA.