Interviews

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

Episode 42. Move over JCP! There’s a new Specs Maintaining Organization in town with Eclipse Foundation Spec Process.

Oh goody, this episode is special in many ways! First, I got to travel to Chicago, and meet in-person with our usual suspects. We went to the bar where everything started, and we recorded our 42th episode in-person! (very Douglas Adams). But aside from the reminiscing, we actually got the Executive Director of The Eclipse Foundation to go on the record on what’s happening with Eclipse Foundation and Jakarta EE! We went into what does it mean to have the Eclipse Foundation Spec Process (and how is that affect the JCP), and dove into maintainers, and the future of Jakarta EE (Glassfish is released!).

All in all, an incredible episode, with “you-heard-it-here-first” content. Go ahead an play. Also, a big shoutout to Dr. Heinz Kabutz who plugged our podcast in his newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed to it, you definitively should! His Java newsletter is unparalleled and is always full of excelent topics and Java tips/trick. A must for every Java developer.

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OffHeap’s Mark And Sweep Episode 1. Let’s hear about the beginning of Java, from its creator James Gosling.

Hello there! We are so excited to bring you into our new segment at OffHeap. Called “Mark And Sweep”, we dive into different interviews from notable developers across time. With Ed Burns (author of the Secrets of the RockStar Programmers), and the usual OffHeap crew, we listen, dissect, and comment on these interviews.

Our First episode is none other than James Gosling. He is considered the “Father of Java”, and he put the Java language on the map (which was named “Oak” at the beginning). Ed interviewed him for his book a little while ago, and incredibly, a lot of the advice and ideas he mentioned still holds very well today. So come and take a listen on this first pilot episode of Mark And Sweep.

Also, stay tuned for the second episode of Mark And Sweep when Ed, Bob, Michael, Josh and me (Freddy) comment on Chris Wilson (The Browser Architect for Internet Explorer) interview.

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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!

 

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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!

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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
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Episode 5. Tales from China, brought to us by Josh Long, What is cloud native, and what’s in sun.misc.unsafe anyways

This podcast is special because we have of first guest, Josh Long! @starbuxman. Hailing us on Skype, he talks to us about what’s going on with Java within the great Wall of China. We also dive into being Cloud-ready, and what does it mean to remove Unsafe from Java 9

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