Soft Skills

OffHeap 83. Happy New Year! (and start dusting that resume)

Hopefully we are all rested and ready to tackle this 2024. There is already a ton going on with AI, but front and center has been the current job market news (it’s dire). Even so, when a new door closes, a new (shiny AI-ish) door opens.

Here we dive into what it means to be an java developer in this job market (should you learn AI’s darling language, python? we ponder), and our collection of tips / tricks to navigate it.

In addition we tackled some of the stuff we learned over the holiday, including the One Billion Row Challenge! (an exciting view of where Java is headed and the things it’s doing). So start on those new year resolutions and let’s get rolling with the new OffHeap episode!

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OffHeap 75. Hey, how about that new Job Offer?

So markets are changing, and we have a crazy two years. FAANG and others are really really looking for new developers, and have been poaching any talent they can grab. Even so, winds seem to be changing and a slowdown looms over the horizon.

So in that spirit, we revisit what is it mean to be in the job market today, and we talk about the advice we can give to those that are looking to either jump to a new opportunity or advance their career. Offering differing perspectives from differing career paths this one is a great one to listen (and re-listen to)

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JavaOne is back

Apache Con (New Orleans Oct 3 – 6)

Spring One (December 6-8)

Microsoft Joins Jakarta EE Working Group:

Spring Framework 6 M6

JDK 19 Features

Elon Musk tells Tesla no more work-from-home

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of Basecamp’s new policy (and the pyramid of hate), and the follow-up en-masse resignations, then Apple’s offer, twice rescinded to Antonio Garcia Martinez, to finally the Electronic Frontier Foundation inclusion of Dr.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

Microsoft OpenJDK:

Oracle JDK 8 Support:

Stallman back on FSF board

Apple Antonio Garcia Martinez

Basecamp – Employee rules update

OffHeap 51. Oh, Quarantine woes, and how it is affecting the Programming industry

Ok, so the world is not the same as it used to be. We woke up one day and became remote workers. How does this affect our day-to-day, and what does it mean for the Java Ecosystem. Come join us as we discuss the woes of the crew juggling kids, family, work, and social distancing. Some are natural introverts (but not all!) and how the stay-in-place orders are affecting them, including some work-from-home tips from our crew!

We also cover the latest news, and yeah! JDK14 is now released! (so if you have some extra time in your hands, play with Records). In all, a quarantined-episode worth hearing about!

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