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OffHeap 58. New Year, new rules, new bans!

Many things are happening this year. With the official end of the Adobe Flash era, we take a dive on the current landscape including Netbeans, Microprofile 4.0, the alledged Russia Cyber attack of Jetbrains Software, and then into the huge sway that social media platforms have.

We dive deeply into how the bans of twitter accounts, hosting providers, and social media tends to shape society, and realize how huge technology is for managing these. We see how it relates to the US’s concept of Freedom of speech (and what it / what isn’t freedom of speech). An very charged episode with a lot of opinions on technology and censorship. Definitively entertaining!

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Adobe Flash Player End-of-Life
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

MicroProfile 4.0
https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/technology.microprofile/releases/4.0

Russia Cyber-attack
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/russia-cyber-hack.html

Parler suspended from AWS
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/amazon-parler-aws

Permanent suspension of @realdonaltrump
https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html

OffHeap 57. Our End-Of-The-Year Review!

That’s right folks, we are (finally) saying goodbye (and good riddance to 2020), so in the tradition of OffHeap we review the year. From having 2 Java releases, to the move of OpenJDK to github and how tech has been changed by the Pandemic we talk about it all.

We also see what’s coming up on for 2021, including Project Loom (and what does THAT mean for Reactive Programming), new LTS in our hands (Java 17) and Spring 6! In all, this next year looks like is going to be so much fun!

So kick, back, relax, sip your favorite beverage, and enjoy our end-of-the-year Episode.

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JVM Advent Calendar
https://www.javaadvent.com

Jakarta EE released
https://jakarta.ee/release/9/

Intellij Idea 2020.3
https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/whatsnew/

Eclipse IDE 2020-12
https://www.eclipse.org/eclipseide/

NetBeans 12.2 Released
https://netbeans.apache.org/download/nb122/index.html

Jakarta One Sessions Available
https://jakartaone.org/2020/

DawsCon coming up Online
https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/dawscon/

Java Champions Conference
https://jchampionsconf.com/

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 55. JFrog going public, Java 15 is released (and on github), Graeme Rocher is at Oracle!

So JFrog made it big! (and we congratulate them!) as they are now a publicly traded company!

and because GitHub is paying attention, they are now rolling out Container Registries! (This will help a ton for those in the Docker world)

Java 15 is out as well, with all the goodies of a short term cadence (Preview of Sealed Classes, Records, Z Garbage Collector and more!)

In addition, have you ever been curious about the JVM Source Code, well, they are finally in GitHub! So go ahead, explore, download, build and play!

Lastly we fumbled a prediction on why there was a Micronaut Foundation… Well, we know now. Graeme Rocher just joined Oracle. (which would make it super interesting to see the life expectancy of Micronaut)

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  • JFrog going Public: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1800667/000119312520228195/d841831ds1.htm
  • Github does container registries now: https://github.blog/2020-09-01-introducing-github-container-registry/
  • Java 15 Released: https://www.infoworld.com/article/3534133/jdk-15-the-new-features-in-java-15.html
  • Java officially on GitHub: https://www.infoworld.com/article/3569068/javas-move-to-github-set-for-september.html
  • Graeme Rocher joins Oracle: https://twitter.com/helidon_project/status/1278753593458331648?s=21

OffHeap 54. BLM and on how Tech like Facial Recognition helps (and hinders) Us

Ah, it’s been a while, but on this two-hour long take we have @divideby0 Join us as we dive into tech and the current political climate. Here at OffHeap we stand behind #BLM and explore what technology (and our role as engineers) play on this.

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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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OffHeap 52. Ooh…Spring and Graal, sitting in the tree…i-n-t-e-r-o-ping!

First comes hate(rs), then comes committers.
Then comes a tag, in the github app
reporting its woes,
committing new code
doing the hula hula dance!

Ok, so one of the biggest stories is that blooming collaboration (romance?) that’s happening between Spring and Graal. Yep, the most popular framework is teaming up with the hottest VM in town (this sounds like a movie script already!). We also dive into some unexpected releasers like Jython 2.7.2, new leadership for the ASF (And its board of directors), and a game of “where in the world is Istio (not Carmen Sandiego) going?” played by Google. In all, with drinks in hand, on remote, a fun episode to listen to.

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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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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 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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