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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.

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Episode 47. Microsoft flexing its Java Muscle, JavaFX is Alive and Well, and “Would you approve my low quality PR?”

Oh gosh, there’s so much news going around, beginning with Microsoft acquiring JClarity (and all that brain trust that comes w/it!). Martinj Verburg, Kirk Pepperdine, and Ben Evans are household names when it comes to Java (including their efforts on spinning and maintaining AdoptOpenJDK.net). It shows that Microsoft is serious, and they want to invest in a big way in the Java Ecosystem

And of course! This is one of the few episodes where our local Curmudgeon (@michaelminella) won’t be talking too much on the following topic, since VMWare came back and bought Pivotal (again!). We are pretty sure that VMWare just wanted Michael back, but they had to buy the whole Pivotal to do so.

And then we check up on JavaFX, which its alive and well, thanks to many contributors, but one company is really putting tons of effort and making it a first-class citizen of the Java Ecosystem. GluonHQ! As an old Swing developer, I relish that while web is good, there’s still something around desktop (and native-like mobile) applications.

And we ended up with a big discussion on the Tampere University Study, called “Does Code Quality Affect Pull Request Acceptance? An empirical study”. We all have different opinions on it as we come from way different backgrounds. In all, an interesting discussion that reveals what we tend to forget, that Coding is a social activity!

In all a jam-packed episode with great news, announcements, and punditry. Take a listen now! (and if you can, buy us a beer!)

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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.

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Episode 33. Oracle vs Google, US Vs Microsoft, and now you can keep your salary a secret

We start this podcast swinging, looking like a 80’s boxing series, we are in round 5 of Oracle vs Google (we just offer a small update). Then we dive into a new California ruling that’s taking the tech world by storm (Wage history cannot be used to discriminate against minorities), and lastly we land into US vs Microsoft, which dropped their lawsuit because of the recently passed CLOUD act…Not a good thing. So take a listen as we dive into all of these topics while introducing a new pundit (Janine Patterson) to the group!

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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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Episode 2. Tales of Microsoft, JavaScript as Bytecode, Java as the new Cobol, and of Orphaned Groovy/Grail Kids!

Ooof, we start this podcast with the news that Microsoft is coming to our turf and is introducing their core .net libraries for Mac and Linux. We then dive into this theory of JS being the Bytecode of the web (Java Webstart, you tried). Then we got called “old”, as in Cobol old (getoffmyLawn!) to finally talk about Groovy, Grails and what does it mean when a project loses its “home”. Always entertaining, with a lot of opinions abound!

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Links and such.

– The Java Council, the “Other” Java Newscast 😉 (http://virtualjug.com/podcast/)

– Microsoft releases .net core for Mac/Linux (http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/29/microsoft-releases-net-core-preview-for-mac-and-linux/)

– Grails finds home at Object Computing (http://www.infoworld.com/article/2909679/java/grails-web-framework-finds-home-at-object-computing.html)