Thursday, October 6, 2016

Episode 18. We're back from J1! And Brough Reza Rahman to talk about the Big Reveal on Java EE 8

It was a great JavaOne, full of news and mystery. Netbeans becomes part of Apache (or at least it's on its way to be), and Oracle finally revealed what their big plan is for Java EE 8 (and asking about 9)! Do we hang up the "Mission Accomplished" banner? Did the Guardians did it? Come join us as we talk with Reza on what this new state of affairs mean for Java EE, the JCP, The Guardians, and (and yes! @mminella has been unblocked!)

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Episode 17. Docker-Split? What's the big Reveal at J1? EE 8 finally on track? JDK 9 late?

So we start with interesting news. Docker (The darling of the Dev and Ops world) is going through a split personality disorder! What does it mean to fork docker and why do people want to fork it? Also, we finally hear that Oracle has been planning deep on Java EE 8, just not sharing too much info on it. If so, then why are we not going through the JCP to discuss this things!? JEP vs JSRs and the claim that maybe OpenJDK should be outside of the JCP for faster evolution? is it worth it?
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Episode 16. CMS removed? Oracle Rebooting Java EE? Is Lagom finally 1.0?

In this episode we talk about the changing landscape of Java. Oracle apparently is rebooting JavaEE! But what does that mean? especially with efforts? Also, Oracle is planning to "remove" CMS on a future version of Java. Is G1 really ready for prime-time? How is it possible for one organization to "remove" code? And Lagom finally made it to 1.0, even though we're not sure if it really make any difference (it seems more documentation than anything else).
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Monday, July 4, 2016

Episode 15. Change is in the air? Is Oracle really letting Java EE die? The EE Guardians' Petition and More

"Legacy is coming", is the call of those that are Guarding Java EE. The Java EE Guardians started a petition (and I Signed it) to get Oracle to re-engage in the Java EE space. Are there alternatives? What is plan B? Can the community take over? Is it even feasible without fragmenting? Is this all happening because of the Cloud? Some of these questions were asked in the public forum of the Java Community Process. So many questions, and very little answers from Oracle. Take a listen as we explore the different on-the-record responses, what are the possible outcomes and how the community can get involved.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Episode 14. of Googlacle, Superheroes (and EE Guardians), Oracle Stewardship, and Larry Elison's comfy chair

Oh goodness! There is so much news going on now! Google and Oracle are on round 4 of their lawsuit, and while these giants battle it in Court, it seems that Oracle is stopping investing in Java Development! What does this mean for Java? Is it the end of rapid release lifecycles? Is EE losing too much steam? And just like in the movies, when everything seems dire, a new hero (sort-of) forms. The Java EE Guardians splash the scene! for Truth...Justice...and The Ameri...oh wait, no, that's Superman. The Guardians are all about convincing Oracle that leaving EE is a bad idea. Would they succeed? Let's hear what the opinion in the room is about these group of spirited developed banded with a purpose.

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Java EE 8, What is the Current Status: Case Study for Completed Work Since Late 2015 (Josh Juneau)

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Episode 13. The Good (Java Community Process w/Heather VanCura), The Bad (Corporations?), and the Ugly (Conferences and Controversial Speakers)

Do you know that Java can evolve right? Do you ever wonder how that happens behind the scenes? Well, we had a great opportunity to talk to the person that coordinates all that magic from the underside, and discuss, albeit briefly what we feel is great and not-so-great within the JCP. We also get to hear first-hand how changes are happening. Who really controls a change in Java (JSR)? how is leadership transition handled?, and what can we do about it. All questions raised by the most vested host we have (Michael), so take a listen!

Also, what do we do with conferences that have great technical content, but controversial speakers? Is it right to attend? or is it one of those "Knowledge is neither good or bad"? LambdaConf lost support from its sponsors for allowing a very controversial speaker purely on technical merit, whereas StrangeLoop decided to go the safe route and ban him from the conference. Who was right?


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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Episode 12. It's our Bday! with tons of news on Lagoms And bending Lights, and Big Blue, a new M$, and Big Red!

There has been a re-christening! Typesafe is no more, and now is Lightbend! And it comes with a new Microservice Framework Lagom.

Also in other news, IBM both announces layoffs, and also comes back and sues groupon for infringing on its patents. What could it all mean?

And Microsoft building Sql Server on Linux? Xamarin acquired by Microsoft? This is a very different Microsoft now! What gives?

Oracle lost another evangelist. Reza Rahman, the Java Evangelist for Glassfish and Java EE left! Is Oracle cutting back on their Java EE Investment? Or even in their Java investment?

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