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OffHeap 68. Facebook is in hot-water…again (very Meta)

So we are technologist, and we create technology, and we live on it… technology on its own is neither good or evil…but what happens when a corporation dives into that gray are of how technology is used? We discuss what it means to have such a big influence in how people get their news, interact with each other, and at what point you can’t just say “I don’t want to interfere”

A very pundit-adept topic, we discuss what could possibly be done to help the issue of misinformation while also balancing the need to be heard.

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October 2021
Events:
EclipseCon – October 25-28
https://www.eclipsecon.org/2021

Reactive Summit – November 2-3
https://www.reactivesummit.org/

Jakarta One – December 7
https://jakartaone.org/

Jconf.dev – December 8 – 10
https://2021.jconf.dev/

jChampions – January 2022
https://jchampionsconf.com/

DevNexus – April 2022
https://devnexus.com/

News:
JReleaser 0.7.0
https://foojay.io/today/jreleaser-0-7-0-released/

JDK 18 Shaping Up (JEP 408)
https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/408

Jakarta EE 10 Release Update
https://eclipse-ee4j.github.io/jakartaee-platform/jakartaee10/JakartaEE10ReleasePlan

Eclipse Ide 2021-09 Supports JDK 17
https://www.infoq.com/news/2021/10/eclipse-ide-java-17/?topicPageSponsorship=ef2f32ea-8615-496e-9ac7-58dffbfe1766

Raspberry Pi price increase
https://uk.pcmag.com/old-desktop-pcs/136394/raspberry-pi-suffers-first-ever-price-increase

Future of Play Framework
https://www.lightbend.com/blog/on-the-future-of-play-framework

Facebook Change to Metaverse
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735612/facebook-change-company-name-metaverse

OffHeap 63. Don’t forget to do your backup kids

So new things are happening! Jakarta EE 9.1 was released, GraalVM got to 21.1, and Spring Native is now at 0.10.

We also get a new LightBend CEO (what does this mean?), and the favorite developer Copy-Paste Website (StackOverflow) got bought for (insert Dr. Evil voice here) ONE (.8) BILLION DOLLARS. You didn’t hear it first here, BUT we sure talk about what does this mean! (Remember ExpertsExchange?)

Lastly we dive into a deep discussion on Ransomware and security and how all these things we work everyday can, and are affected by it. Why some companies are keeping up, others are letting security slide, and more importantly, for us as Developers, what kind of role we play on these things.

A passionate discussion on which we touch many points and explore our involvement on this field!

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GlassFish 6.2 Released
https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/ee4j.glassfish/downloads

GraalVM 21.1.0
https://www.graalvm.org/release-notes/21_1/

Stackoverflow is acquired
https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/06/02/prosus-acquires-stack-overflow/

Meat Packer Cyberattack
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57318965

Colonial Cyber Attack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Pipeline_cyber_attack

BadB Promotional Cartoon (NOTE! NOT SAFE FOR WORK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtcKavgS_2k

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 60. JDK 16, Spring Native, Micronaut, Microprofile and GraalVM have new releases! Author tags, And Companies blaming Interns (boo!)

Hey y’all, well, this episode we dive into tons of fun stuff. There are new toys w/JDK 16, Spring Native and Graal. Essentially, it’s a fun time to play with Native and new JDK 16 features (Records are mainstream!).

And in a one-two punch, Spring Native release of 0.9, and Graal news of adopting truffle makes the ideal of adopting native images for your Java builds not far-fetched. It might have still some rough edges, but oh my, for some projects, it went from being painful, to a non-issue. So yeah. Millisecond startup times coming up!

Micronaut is also out with 2.4.0, which we think is actually healthy! (we worried for a second or two). And Microprofile also has a release, with its LRA (and SAGA! pattern). We really wished SAGA was an acronym

In addition some interesting consolidation happening with Crowdstrike buying Humio, and Okta acquiring Auth0. Interesting moves in security and authentication to say the least.

We see how deep SolarWinds go with blaming an intern for their security woes. If that’s your strategy, you already lost at the security game (shame!)

And lastly, oh my, there is an Outlook vulnerability making its rounds. Important enough to hear (and patch!). You don’t want weird inetpub/wwwroot files hanging in your outlook server.

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Take the JVM Survey!
https://snyk.io/blog/java-ecosystem-survey-2021/

JDK 16
https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/the-arrival-of-java-16

MicroProfile LRA
https://openliberty.io/blog/2021/01/27/microprofile-long-running-actions-beta.html

CrowdStrike nabs Humio for $400M – https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/18/logging-startups-are-suddenly-hot-as-crowdstrike-nabs-humio-for-400m/

Micronaut 2.4.0
https://github.com/micronaut-projects/micronaut-core/releases/tag/v2.4.0

Okta acquires Auth0: https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/03/okta-acquires-cloud-identity-startup-auth0-for-6-5b/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&guccounter=1

SolarWinds blaming an intern
https://twitter.com/cnn/status/1365445311066480641?s=21

@Author tags:
https://twitter.com/headius/status/1366517443112402944?s=20

Graal and Truffle
https://www.graalvm.org/reference-manual/java-on-truffle/

Microsoft Exchange Mass Hack:
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/a-basic-timeline-of-the-exchange-mass-hack/

OffHeap 56. Paraya, Jakarta, Microprofile! OSGi finds a new home in Eclipse, and Goog v Oracle heating up!

So JDK 16 is rolling out, and keeping with the new six month cadence, we are getting new toys at least twice a year! We also have Microprofile 4 being released.

In addition, we see the Eclipse Foundation getting bigger and bigger as it welcomes the OSGi alliance (how big will it become?)

Lastly we talk about backdoor encryption requests, and the Case that will never die… Google V Oracle API Copyrights. Covering it all in our brand new OffHeap Episode!

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  • JDK 16 JEPs rolling in: https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/16/
  • Payara releases Jakarta EE 9 compatible container: https://www.javacodegeeks.com/2020/10/kicking-the-tires-of-jakarta-ee-9-with-payara.html
  • Eclipse Transformer (discuss?): https://projects.eclipse.org/proposals/eclipse-transformer
  • MicroProfile 4.0: https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/technology.microprofile/releases/microprofile-4.0
  • OSGi Alliance to Eclipse https://blog.osgi.org/2020/10/announcement-of-transition-to-eclipse.html?m=1
  • Backdoor encryption Access https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/12/21513212/backdoor-encryption-access-us-canada-australia-new-zealand-uk-india-japan
  • Google AntiTrust Suit https://apnews.com/article/google-justice-department-antitrust-0510e8f9047956254455ec5d4db06044
  • Google Oracle Supreme Court – https://www.c-span.org/video/?469263-1/google-v-oracle-america-oral-argument#

OffHeap 53. Recording Videos and Happy Birthdays!

So we finally did it! We actually turned on the cameras for you to see us! As we venture into the Video portion of our podcast we picked up on the new cadence from Spring Boot, updates on GraalVM, and Jakarta news.

We also dived into the 25th Year of Java (Happy Birthday!) and discuss, what the next 25 years of Java look like. So stay tuned, take a peek. Subscribe to our Video feed, or if our homely faces scare you, we still have our regular Audio feed!

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Episode 49. End of Year Review… Oh, my, it has been an interesting year.

Ah, we got together with our usual suspects, and while our local Curmudgeon was enjoying his Old-fashioned, I was enjoying Cold Medicine. Even so, we went through the biggest events that happened this year, including the Oracle v Google debacle, The new copy-and-kill strategies from cloud providers, the proliferation of Java implementations, the re-emergence of Eclipse Foundation as a home for standards, and of course, the Java EE (reincarnated as Jakarta EE) saga.

It has been a great year, and we couldn’t have made it with our listeners. Thanks for listening to our podcasts. We have expanded our OffHeap family, so don’t forget to check all of our podcasts. And you can always drop off a line @offheap (https://twitter.com/offheap)

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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 46. On Clouds, 10x Developers, JDK Mystery Meats, and Python bytes!

Ah, “cloud wars” are getting interesting (we claim dibs on the movie title!). With Oracle losing their bid w/the Pentagon, and Microsoft also reaching out and partnering with Oracle, there is tons of interest in what’s going on.

But that’s not all! The twitters was set aflame by the 10x Developer twitter that has been going around (for the record, we think is mostly nonsense), and we dive into a hilarious take on what 10x developers are supposed to be.

We also dive into Gil Tene’s OpenJDK Mystery meat, and the threat of “just taking the latest Docker image”. It’s a sobering thought that sometimes even when you see the version of OpenJDK, it might not be the right thing due to the OS packaging, which in turn becomes a Docker reference image. In all a troubling precedent specially when Common Vulnerabilies and Exposures (CVE) are concerned.

Lastly, there are predictions that Python is going to overtake Java as the most used language in the TIOBE index. Of course this crowd will not just take that proclamation laying down. So we went into a heated discussion why and how it is (in our humble opinion) a little rushed to say that python is going to overtake Java in mere four years.

Tons of punditry, enough beer, and a whole lotta entertainment in this episode, so what’cha waiting for? Start listening now!

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