OffHeap 82. FINALLY JAVA 21 is HERE

Old enough to drink Java 21 is officially released! This is the one we have all been waiting for! With Project Loom, structured concurrency and being the Long Term Support release, this is the beginning of another incredible era for Java and Java development!

So we dive into it and start charting out WHERE does Java fit as we embark in the incredible AI and LLM world (yeah, it’s not a fad… large language models are eating the world and we should get onboard quickly w/it!).

Take a listen, and explore with your most favorite (and usual suspects) the new world of the Java language!

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JDK 21

Oracle Java Extension for Visual Studio Code

Jakarta EE 11 Release Plan and Timeline

Microsoft Releases its own distro of Java 21

The Java Playground

Google Antitrust Trial

Java’s positioning in the latest AI Wave

JChampions 2024 Thursday, Jan 25 & Friday, Jan 26 & Monday, Jan 29 & Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

JFall Nov 9th:

JCON World 2023 Nov 21st (Online):

DevTernity 2023 12/7-12/8 (Online):

JFokus Feb 5th:

Devnexus April 9 – 11

OffHeap 71. Hold on now, you mean I can JIT programs in the Cloud?

Ok, so the fun part about being in the Java Ecosystem is that it’s always trying new things, and the interesting new “thing” that seems to be happening is the ability to offload your “JIT” (Just In Time) compilation into the Cloud!

We discuss how this changes (or maybe not?) things, but is interesting to see how we are enhancing our regular “code, build, deploy” to have more complex workflows behind-the-scenes that allow you to become “faster”, and more performant (and ultimately save some Cloud $)

We also comb over the news, with the big NVIDIA / ARM deal falling through, costing around 1.25 billion dollars (insert Dr. Evil theme here) since it was done as a deposit for a successful transaction. Our local curdmudgeon offered his services as an money-holder and arbitrer for future NVidia / ARM contracts! (for a much much smaller sum than 1.25 billion).
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JavaLand (Bruehl Germany 3/15-17)

Devnexus (4/11 User Group Summit; 4/12-14 Conference)

J On the Beach (4/27-29 in Malaga Spain):

Jfokus (5/2 – 5/4 Stockholm Sweden):

SpringOne 2022 (December 6-8 in San Francisco):

Spring I/O Barcelona (May 26-27):


Groovy 4.0.0 Released:

JDK 18 in RC stage and general availability 3/22:


GraalVM 22.0:

Deal for ARM crashes

Azul Java Cloud Compiler: