Conceptually, a singleton bean is rather simple to understand. However, in certain situations, this unsuspecting class could transpire to days of debugging.

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A Spring bean. Sounds relatively harmless, doesn’t it? What if I told you that this could be the source of many headaches in web servers, especially if you are new to Spring development. However, if you’re a more seasoned Java developer, then you would be aware of the restless nights debugging your code for hours only to discover that the dreaded bug was a race condition.

What is a Race Condition?

In short, a race condition is when we have simultaneous access from multiple threads/processes on the same resource without some mechanism to process the requests synchronously. …


Stanley Lim

Software Engineer at Amazon (AWS). Taking life one step at a time.

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