Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Episode 57. Sometimes you want to buy local, ThreadLocal that is!

Threadlocal is great! It can help you get out of sticky situations, and give you a great boost of performance and/or isolation. But with great tools comes great responsibility. Threadlocal can also be misused, and create memory leaks, or object corruption, and unknown sharing. So if you ever had seen one and never quite got what it does, or even if you were consider using one. Take a listen! And steer the people in the right way for the use of Threadlocal.

Also, Thanks Michael for pointing the issue with episode 55 and rebasing!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Episode 56. Let's have a frank talk about Unsafe! and why you shouldn't (or should) use it

So you heard about sun.misc.unsafe. Even if you are in certain circles you might have heard about that it was (almost) removed from Java 9. And if you were really paying attention you would've heard the cries of every major Java Framework to the news. While it didn't happen (Unsafe is still in Java 9, and possibly in Java 10+), we should dive into why is it so attractive, and creates such a divided opinion (JVM implementers want it gone. Performance nuts want it in)

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Episode 55. Let's get GIT-it With it!

Source Control, it's one of those tools that professionally we MUST need to master. In today's episode we cover one of the "hottest" source control system out there (Git). Created by Linus Torvals, it's quirky and weird when coming from Subversion (or gosh forbid, Visual Sourcesafe). But not to worry, if you have always been wondering about Git, and how it really works (or more importantly, how to use it), this is the episode to listen to!

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