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Episode 78. OracleCodeOne, the interviews!

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...

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Episode 77. Sql or NoSql, To Normalize or to Not Normalize… that (STILL) is the question

Episode 77. Sql or NoSql, To Normalize or to Not Normalize… that (STILL) is the question 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...

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Episode 76. Tick…tock…Time to upgrade to Java 11!

It’s coming! If you have been using Oracle Java 8, you should know that starting on January 2019 we will have to get an oracle license for running Oracle’s JDK in production. OR, if you want to keep using Oracle Java (or OpenJDK) for free, and still receive security updates, then you gotta move to...

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Episode 75. Let’s get coding with Kotlin!

While Freddy is travelling from Chicago through the West Coast in a minivan, Bob talked to Todd Ginsberg about the new darling language from the JVM. Kotlin is much more than a novelty now, and with Android support, and some time to “work out the kinks” it has been used Mainstream. Have you been curious...

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Episode 74. Unit and…Integration Tests, JaCoCo, Docker and Coverage (and more!)

In this episode we interview Janine Patterson on her talk of “Integration Test Coverage with JaCoCo” and dive into the nuances of Units vs Integration tests. We dive into Gherkin sentences as we use Cucumber, and challenges of integration tests (hint… use Docker). We also dive into the best way to execute these (Spring Runner)....

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Episode 73. Spring Boot 2.0 is out! Hear all about it with Greg Turnquist

It’s new, it’s shiny, and is powerful! The new Spring Boot 2.0 framework is out! And we interviewed Spring’s own @gregturn to tell us what’s new, what’s improved and what has changed in 2.0. Diving into a bunch of topics including Reactive APIs, Bob, Greg and I set to explore Spring Boot 2.0 (and why...

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Episode 72. A very deep dive on Var, and unmodifiable collections with Stuart Marks (@stuartmarks) himself!

We went to one of the best sources to learn what’s happening with Var and Java 10, @stuartmarks! Also, what has been (and is being deprecated) on Java 10, and 11. And little inside perspective of having a new java version every six months! Included is a the “convConvenience Factory Methods for Collections” List.of, Set.of,...

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Episode 71. Jigsaw part II, and Java 10 Highlights!

So we finally wrapped Jigsaw in this episode (the most prominent feature for Java 9 (and included a small errata from @stuartmarks). But Java is moving at a breakneck speed, and Java 10 was just released a couple of days ago! We couldn’t resist covering some of the new and interesting features of the language....

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Episode 70. Let’s put puzzles together. Using Java 9’s Jigsaw!

Episode 70. Let’s put puzzles together. Using Java 9’s Jigsaw! It was both the most anticipated and (one of the) most controversial features in Java 9. What’s the bruhaha all about? What is Jigsaw (or the Java Platform Module System)? What does it bring? Can I use it? And if so, why would I use...

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Episode 69. All I want for Xmas is a million requests per second (Jmeter!)

So it’s the holidays and now we are winding down the year. Even so, sometimes this is the best time to actually do some performance testing. And there’s no better (foss) tool to do so than JMeter! Come and let’s dive into how to use JMeter for those stress and performance testing that needs to...

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