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This podcast talks about how to program in Java; not your tipical system.out.println("Hello world"), but more like real issues, such as O/R setups, threading, getting certain components on the screen or troubleshooting tips and tricks in general. The format is as a podcast so that you can subscribe to it, and then take it with you and listen to it on your way to work (or on your way home), and learn a little bit more (or reinforce what you knew) from it.
 
The Java Off-Heap Podcast brings together the latest tech news for the java professional. We go over the news and current issues and discuss them in depth, bringing the knowledge of a top circle of professionals from Chicago. Come take a listen and figure out what's going on in the Java world!
 
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Ah, Serialization... the bane of every Java Developer! If you are still using ObjectOutputStream, and Serializable, then you do want to listen to this episode! We move past the objectoutputstreams to what most people are running into these days! (Starting with 2001 and JaxB... and then moving forward from there to Json, and in Part 2...protobuf and…
 
So just in case you didn't know, but being a Java developer is as fun as ever! The ecosystem has been changing from the past year, and today, we have "tons" of Java Developer Kits to choose from. Want to know what happened? And want to know how different they are? (or what do they bring to the table), then tune in! In this episode we cover the hist…
 
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…
 
Java 14 is out! And with it, we now have a preview of Java Records! We go over this newfangled feature... and get this... we finally did it! We actually recorded our first Video Podcast (Woohoo!). A great episode Number as well (episode 90) to start the road to Video (I know, I know, very 2005 of us), but now you can not only listen to our voices, …
 
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 sou…
 
You heard it going around, everybody is talking about Kubernetes, and Minikube, when using Docker, and CLI. It's like a foreign language! While we know Java very well, with the advent of Devops, we are supposed to be Deployers, and Scalability Experts. Well, once you start going down this episode you'll become the DevOps Hero your company was waiti…
 
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 o…
 
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 bi…
 
One of the first things that you learn to appreciate when you transition programming from hobby to a way of life is to find a good way to troubleshoot problems. Most of the time this means logging and monitoring, so for this episode we decided to interview Renaud Boutet who is DataDog's VP of Product Manager, and don't worry, he's really a develope…
 
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…
 
It's that Streaming-new-deal that has been taken over the web world, Reactive! You've heard about it, and maybe even tried to learn it a couple of times but find it confusing? Well, be confused no more since on this episode Bob and I explore the basic foundations of Reactive (and explain what is that makes is so confusing to begin with) But that's …
 
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 namespac…
 
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 in…
 
Oh my! This episode is going to be one of our favorites. There are times where the Java ecosystem delivers something incredibly interesting (InvokeDynamic, Lambdas, Streams, Kotlin), and this episode is one of those! You may have heard it mentioned around the interwebs or conferences (this new GraalVM thing)... well, it's here to stay and is propel…
 
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, …
 
There are technologies that sometimes are forgotten in a lonely corner, but that actually are quite sturdy. One of these is the All-Powerful Java Management Extensions (also known as JMX). With JMX you can actually expose a lot of metrics of your application and TONS of libraries use it "out of the box". Libraries like Tomcat, JVM, ActiveMQ, Spring…
 
So you get that project that needs to connect to a server that doesn't talk rest, or http(s), but has its own protocol (or maybe it DOES talk https but you are looking for incredible performance!). Well, look no further than Netty! Sure, sure, you could really spend time working with NIO.2 and creating your own sockets and all that jazz, but why? T…
 
Oh snap! so The Apache Roadshow just happened, and we armed our own Bob with all our podcasting equipment, unload him at the roadshow, gave him a couple of beers, and turned the mics on! Recorded live from the bar we go into the interesting news (Java 13 is EA now), to the unfathomable (Jakara EE can't update, change, or enhance the "javax" space),…
 
You got your new project, it's a brand new service, and is ready to go! But... have you done a health check endpoint for your app? In this day and age of microservices with auto-remediation and auto-scaling, having a well-behaved, functioning health-check is very important since it dictates when to evict, scale up (or down) your service. And the gr…
 
Oh my, we take a break for a month, and things happen! We start with the news of the day (JDK 12 is General Availability, so go and download it today!). F5 buys NginX which brings more consolidation in the web appliance/software space, and there is a new Continuous Delivery Foundation! (What does it means for all of us devopsy folks) Then we dive i…
 
So the internet is all raging about this (not so little) framework that is doing it all. Created with a "cloud-first" mentality, @Micronautfw is aiming to be your next Spring Boot! And, oh gosh, how easy they are making it. We dive into what makes Micronaut such a darling of the internet right now (not using reflection, GraalVM ready, better memory…
 
Episode 43. JCP: Hold my (white) Wine. The JCP welcomes the competition of Eclipse Foundation on spec creation + A recap on Reactive. Ah, DevNexus 2019! One of the better conferences to attend in the U.S. We ended up running our yearly offheap show in there with special guests Heather VanCura, and Ben Hale! We went through the deep questions on the…
 
Ah, Project Lombok is one of those little gems in the Java Ecosystem. But it's interestingly controversial! Some will love it (as I do), others will hate it! But no matter which camp you land on, you should at least know about it! Project Lombok allows you to, quite easily create your equals/hashcode method, or create a builder pattern for your cla…
 
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 Ad…
 
Nothing like a cold chilly day to stay inside and program some more. Before you start that new project from scratch, let's go over a pretty cool feature of Maven. Maven Archetypes! Learn how to create "project templates" for your new maven project... or better yet, use one of the predefined maven archetypes already out there. We go over how easy is…
 
Oh my, we start by going over the current Oracle Women Pay Lawsuit (really Oracle?) and we dive into the big spat MongoDB and Amazon are having about their cloud licensing (Amazon is winning). What does it mean for other open source contenders? Did Mongo needed to protect its product as it did? Was it worth it? We explore these and more repercussio…
 
So for our new episode we decided to give YOU a holiday gift! Apache Commons! We covered one of the libraries that is ubiquotous in anyone who programs Java, but that not many know how robust and complete it is! Do you have to do things like averages, min, max? Or do you have to read CSV files? What about measuring pieces of code with currentTimeMi…
 
That's it folks, we say goodbye to an interesting 2018, where we look back at release trains (we started on Java 9, now we are at 11), mergers (Microsoft + Github, and IBM + Redhat) and past conferences (JavaOne is no more). And after that we put our gipsy hats and gaze into the future. Will the Train Release keep delivering? And is the OpenJDK in …
 
Oh my! It's an interesting month in the Java space. IBM just acquired RedHat, and we are just wondering what does that mean for the Java Ecosystem. We don our pundit hats and try to see the different perspective on what that does to their redundant Projects (Openliberty and Wildfly). Also, RedHat is the official maintainer of the OpenJDK 8 branch..…
 
OracleCodeOne just happened... and Freddy and Bob couldn't go... So they recruited the help of Josh Juneau to go out there and capture interviews from anyone who would talk to us! Apparently they did, and we packaged all in this hour-long episode for your enjoyment! Everything from community building, to what's hot in the Java space, to takes from …
 
We start our episode by diving into that big China hack that seems to come out of nowhere. We then discuss the promise of RedHat for supporting OpenJDK 8. We then take a detour and check on Jakarta EE (how is it doing on Eclipse). After we dive into the Snyk report (what are people running on the JVM). Lastly, the Chicago Java Users Group is runnin…
 
So you may have thought about using NoSQL or a Document Database for taking care of you needs. But do you know why that might be not be a good (or a pretty bad idea?). Or you may have a Database that have been running fine, but it seems that you can't work with it anymore? (Is it time to move to NoSql? Would it help?). We dive into the "Why" would …
 
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