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OffHeap 65. Helping your Boss Help You

Allright, on this OffHeap Episode, we invited no other than @kenkousen to talk us about his new book. Helping your Boss Help You! As most of us are really underlings and have managers that we report to, Ken walk us through the things that he discovered work well (and shared stories of what didn’t work so well) in a full-on, completely stuffed episode of OffHeap.

We also dive into some of our tech news around Project Loom and Apple Surveillance. All in all, a very interesting, possibly life-changing episode of OffHeap

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Upgrade your Maven Version
https://foojay.io/today/why-you-should-upgrade-to-maven-version-3-8-1-today-or-very-soon/

Apple Surveillance
https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/08/06/1030852/apple-child-abuse-scanning-surveillance/

Project Loom
https://twitter.com/ptrthomas/status/1422780344701317122?s=21

Ken’s Book: HELP YOUR BOSS HELP YOU
https://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/books/491578/ref=zg_bsnr_nav_b_4_491580

Pragmating Programmer’s version
https://pragprog.com/titles/kkmanage/help-your-boss-help-you/ (Prags site for ebooks)

Ken’s preview of the book
https://medium.com/pragmatic-programmers/micromanagers-ken-kousen-93c1a97f29d7

OffHeap 62. On Stallman, Apple and Basecamp

Right, there were a good tricle of tech news like the release of Scala 3, and that now Microsoft is part of the OpenJDK (hm… we wonder if the JClarity acquision had anything to do w/that ;). But the Internet was rocked by a big tidal wave of D&I avoidance, Social pressure (but some would say Cancel Culture?) and selective historical facts.

In that we dive to explore what has dominated the tech twitter feeds, facebook post, and essentially comment on the unbelievebable nuclear explosion (implosion in the case of Basecamp) that just happened. With the advent of Basecamp’s new policy (and the pyramid of hate), and the follow-up en-masse resignations, then Apple’s offer, twice rescinded to Antonio Garcia Martinez, to finally the Electronic Frontier Foundation inclusion of Dr. Stallman back on the board (on which, his past is either forgiven, or forgotten) this episode dives into how it got to here, and we piece together how these bungled-up situation blew up in the twittersphere

Come take a listen and tour with us the reality of being in tech today! Start listening now for a riveting episode ride!

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Scala 3
https://docs.scala-lang.org/scala3/new-in-scala3.html
https://scastie.scala-lang.org/?target=dotty
https://index.scala-lang.org/

Microsoft OpenJDK:
https://devblogs.microsoft.com/java/announcing-preview-of-microsoft-build-of-openjdk/

Oracle JDK 8 Support:
https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/java-se-support-roadmap.html

Stallman back on FSF board
https://www.fsf.org/news/statement-of-fsf-board-on-election-of-richard-stallman

Apple Antonio Garcia Martinez
https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-antonio-garcia-martinez-says-he-was-fired-over-backlash-2021-5

Basecamp – Employee rules update
https://world.hey.com/jason/changes-at-basecamp-7f32afc5
https://world.hey.com/dhh/basecamp-s-new-etiquette-regarding-societal-politics-at-work-b44bef69

OffHeap 59. Causing Trouble at DevNexus

So we did it again! We managed to get into a conference schedule (Virtually this time). Within the Virtual Devnexus conference we invited https://twitter.com/billykorando and https://twitter.com/CGuntur to join us as we discuss the latest Java news, and Career advise!

Wanna hear from the “big kahuna”s on how to move to that next level? Then, come, and listen to this fun-packed episode of OffHeap from DevNexus!

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JFrog Sunsetting BinTray
https://jfrog.com/blog/into-the-sunset-bintray-jcenter-gocenter-and-chartcenter/

OpenJ9 Source / No Binaries
https://www.reddit.com/r/java/comments/l5m3p6/eclipse_to_host_only_tck_compliant_java_se/

OffHeap 50. A Milestone! Recorded live at DevNexus, and talked about Google, APIs, and Continuing Education for Java Devs

Getting everyone on a stage and geeking out with an audience makes for an amazing episode. We had a special guest Jeanne Boyarsky and discussed Hibernate + Graal, Google involvement in Open Source, and Oracle claiming everyone wants copywrited APIs (spoiler alert, we don’t). We also played a fun game of “What’s that Acronym”.

We then dive into a big discussion on Continuing Education for us Java Developers, including Java Certificates, Bootcamps, and other ways for us to either get into or update our info in the field. Does Certification make sense? Should you try a BootCamp? Come and take a listen as we explore the interesting and winding road of self-actualization.

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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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