Conference

Episode 48. On Jakarta EE 9 Band-aids, OracleCodeOne Debrief, Unionizing Tech, IBM vs Microsoft and Oracle JDBC Drivers!

Oh Goody, this is the first episode after coming back from both OracleCodeOne and ApacheCon… and things are happening! First off we start that Oracle JDBC Drivers are FINALLY in Maven Central (hey, missed the mark for a couple of years). We then dive into Jakarta EE 9 updates, including Oracle’s position on the “Big Bang” approach to the namespace changes (Hint, you WILL be affected by this, even when you think you aren’t).

We then look at Java SE 13 (Woohoo!), and that we can finally have Text Blocks (yeah, go crazy with that Json String), and look at Java SE 14 Early builds (including Helpful NullPointerExceptions). Spring is in the news as their Conference SpringOne went underway, and we talk about OracleCodeOne and ApacheCon (good, bad, bust?)

Lastly we cover Unionizing Tech Workers and what could it mean to our industry, and we end up by setting the record straight on an article that seems to imply IBM is divesting in Java (This is a far cry from the truth).

In all, a fun and great episode to listen while having a beer.

We thank DataDogHQ for sponsoring this podcast episode

DataDog Logo


DO follow us on twitter @offheap





Episode 45. Apache Roadshow in da HOUSE! Oracle says “NO!” to Javax, and A look at Diversity and Inclusion within Apache and Beyond

Oh snap! so The Apache Roadshow just happened, and we armed our own Bob with all our podcasting equipment, unload him at the roadshow, gave him a couple of beers, and turned the mics on! Recorded live from the bar we go into the interesting news (Java 13 is EA now), to the unfathomable (Jakara EE can’t update, change, or enhance the “javax” space), to a great discussion with Gris Cuevas on D&I.

In all, the collective Jakarta EE community jaws dropped once we heard that Oracle would not permit the evolution of the Javax package space. What does it mean for the community? What are the steps to evolve? Should we band-aid it, or just rip it off and move to the new space? Oh boy, and if you don’t think that this will affect you since you don’t use Java EE, let us mention…JAX-B, or JAX-RS…. or Java EE Security, or JSP.. or websockets… all of these are rolled into Java EE.

So take a listen as we navigate this new and perilous world of Jakarta EE, while we also explore, what Apache, Google and others are doing to better our industry’s D & I. In all, an episode to not miss!

We thank DataDogHQ for sponsoring this podcast episode

DataDog Logo

We also thank OverOps for sponsoring this podcast episode

OverOps Logo


DO follow us on twitter @offheap





Episode 43. JCP: Hold my (white) Wine. The JCP welcomes the competition of Eclipse Foundation on spec creation + A recap on Reactive.

Ah, DevNexus 2019! One of the better conferences to attend in the U.S. We ended up running our yearly offheap show in there with special guests Heather VanCura, and Ben Hale! We went through the deep questions on the role of JCP (now that Eclipse Foundation Spec Process is in town), and Heather replied that the JCP is agile, knows what they’ve been doing for a while, and that is still THE Source for Java Spec creation! Indeed, these are intertesting times!

We also dove deeply on the current state of Reactive (and what Pivotal is doing to make it easier for everyone to embrace it). We got to hear about R2DBC, when to go Reactive, and what is a good criteria for adoption (hint: Don’t go and rewrite your large app in reactive just because).

To top it off, we ended up with a “Who wants to be a millionaire quiz” where we pitted our guests against our (somewhat tricky) quiz questions. All for the privilege of winning an OffHeap Mug!. In all, a great episode, with tons of information and interesting guests!

We thank DataDogHQ for sponsoring this podcast episode

DataDog Logo

We also thank OverOps for sponsoring this podcast episode

OverOps Logo


DO follow us on twitter @offheap





Episode 40. Oh What a Year…Hystrix is gone, Eclipse can now do specs, and we just toast for 2018.

That’s it folks, we say goodbye to an interesting 2018, where we look back at release trains (we started on Java 9, now we are at 11), mergers (Microsoft + Github, and IBM + Redhat) and past conferences (JavaOne is no more).

And after that we put our gipsy hats and gaze into the future. Will the Train Release keep delivering? And is the OpenJDK in risk of fragmenting (more)? We speculate and keep the punditry going for the last closer of an episode.

We thank DataDogHQ for sponsoring this podcast episode

DataDog Logo

DO follow us on twitter @offheap

Episode 28. Back from JavaOne! With the dropped bomb on Java EE (or EE4J?), FN tech and more!

So it’s our anual JavaOne Debrief. After landing at the conference we got to take a look at what’s brewing behind Oracle. With our special guest @edburns we dive into the big Red plans for EE, the answer from Oracle on Lambdas (hey everyone is jumping into that train), and more. Sure to please, never boring, take a listen to our latest episode of @OffHeap

DO follow us on twitter @offheap

 

 

Episode 24. Nothing like Sweet Home Chicago. A GoTo Conference episode with Georges Saab, Ed Burns, James Weaver and Dean Wampler

You read that right! We were invited to GoTo Chicago to record Java OffHeap live! And we went into it with gusto, first talking with Georges Saab (@gsaab) and Ed Burns (@edburns) on the Future of Java, and then diving in with James Weaver (@javaFXpert) and Dean Wampler (@deanwampler) 2on the current Java News, including microservices and javascript. A big episode, but worth listening to!

 

DO follow us on twitter @offheap

 

Episode 22. Atlanta is Great! DevNexus is Awesome, and we have a great Trivia game with Ted Neward and Chris Richardson

We made it! After taking a short flight, and re-assembling the crew in Atlanta, we finally made it to DevNexus, the conference run by Atlanta Java User Group. DevNexus is not just a great conference in itself, but it’s a great place to run and talk to top tier speakers without breaking the bank. We did our own talking by running into Ted Neward (@tedneward) and Chris Richardson (@crichardson)! We actually manage to sucker-punch them into playing a little game of Trivia with us! At the end, we explore if the Cloud the new Mainframe, and came to some interesting conclusions. An episode like no other, you definitively need to listen to this one!

DO follow us on twitter @offheap

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?
Come take a listen as your favorite curmudgeons talk about Java!

DO follow us on twitter @offheap

 

Episode 11. The Eagle has Landed, at DEVNEXUS!

What does David Hasselhoff, aliens, vampires, nuclear weapons and Itunes have in common? They are all part of the OffHeap episode of DevNexus.

Join us in this hour (and half) long show where we talk with Markus Eisele(@myfear), and Daniel Hinojosa(@dhinojosa) on far-reaching (and not-so far-reaching) topics like the first time we went, oh-sh!t when deploying to production, or the Tech Economy Outlook. We poll our DevNexus audience about copyrights, apis, type of developers, JCP, and on dead/alive/zombie technologies (GWT, we’re watching you). Take a listen to one of the funniest episodes of Java OffHeap
Don’t forget to tell your friends and co-workers about our podcast. Help us grow so that we can bring even more cool content up!

DO follow us on twitter @offheap

 

Episode 8. Hello from JavaOne San Francisco, celebrating 20 years of Java!

So we made it to the promised land! The biggest Java Conference in the U.S. (we snuck in) and dedicated our podcast to Java’s 20th birthday, and also render tribute to the iconic Java Posse. Back in 2010 they made a series of predictions on what the Year 2015 would bring. Apparently they weren’t that off! We also discussed how Java is still relevant (very much so, thank you), and what’s on our crowd tech radar.

DO follow us on twitter @offheap