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Podcast 13: Java news roundup

10-May-2018 in Podcasts Core Java Kotlin

Java news - will Oracle sue us for using the Java name? Java 10 is live with a big new feature (local variable type inference) and JavaEE is now JakartaEE.

Plus some talk about upcoming courses - Kotlin Programming and Kubernetes.

Should VirtualPairProgrammers do more front end work, particularly JavaScript frameworks like Angular (A: yes)

Here's the link to the survey we discuss: The State of Java in 2018

Transcript

Matt:Hello, and welcome to podcast number 13 in the All Things Java series. Some would say that's unlucky for some. Hopefully, not unlucky for us or our listeners.

Richard:It will be unlucky for me, I think.

Matt:I'm Matt Greencroft.

Richard:Rich Chesterwood.

Matt:Good to see you, Richard, after I wouldn't let you out for the last podcast. You were busy away working on updating our courses, so we had a few complaints, I think, from our avid listeners that they missed your voice.

Richard:Yeah, really. Yeah.

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Podcast 12 : Java vs Scala

19-Apr-2018 in Podcasts Core Java

Matt’s alone in the studio today – Richard is busy working on updating our courses, so Matt took the opportunity to interview Jon Humble, principle engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming. Find out about the technology stack Jon uses to support systems dealing with huge volumes of data and how they decide whether to use Scala or Java for different jobs.

 

Transcript

Matt:Hello, and welcome to podcast number 12 of All Things Java. I'm Matt Greencroft. Apologies for the little pause there. Normally at this point, my college Richard Chesterwood would jump in and say, and I'm Richard Chesterwood but I'm all alone this week. He's not here. Actually, Richard has been busy working updating some of our courses. You may be aware that on quite a few of our courses we show you how you can use Amazon's EC2 Instances to deploy your work onto a cloud based infrastructure. Well, unfortunately for us, Amazon have changed somethings recently, which has meant that we've needed to update some of our videos to make sure that they work with Amazon's newer versions. So, I've locked Richard away in the recording studio for the last few weeks, getting everything right, but I promise I am going to let him out to join in the next podcast. I should perhaps also apologise for the delay in releasing this podcast. We have been super busy over the last couple of months but we'll try to do our best to get a bit more regular from now on.

So I'm actually not quite alone this month. In the studio today we've got Jon Humble with us. Jon works for one of the largest tech employers in our local area called Sky Betting and Gaming. Jon is one of their principle engineers and he's a real expert in Scala, Acca, Erlang and agile programming in general. So thank you very much Jon for joining us in the studio today.

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Podcast 11 : Talking about the Java Stack Job Market

15-Jan-2018 in Podcasts

Our special guest for this podcast is Matt Wood from IT recruitment firm www.fruitionit.co.uk/

Matt and FruitionIT run "The JVM Thing", a community of Java Full stack developers - twitter.com/The_JVM_Thing

What Java/JVM Stack skills are in demand?

Transcript

Matt G:Hello, and welcome to the first podcast of 2018. I think it's number 11 in the All Things Java series. My name is Matt Greencroft.

Richard:I'm Richard Chesterwood.

Matt G:Today, we are delighted to have in the studio with us Matt Wood from Fruition IT. Hi, Matt. Thanks for joining us.

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Podcast 10 : Anemic Domain Models

07-Nov-2017 in Podcasts

Matt and Rich get round the fireside to talk about anemic domain models, and discuss the news of a proposal to include data classes in Java.

In this episode Richard attempts to break the world record for the uses of the word "exactly" within an hour. He won't be saying it again next time around.

Hacker News discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15606250

Proposal: cr.openjdk.java.net/~briangoetz/amber/datum.html

Martin Fowler's Paper: www.martinfowler.com/bliki/AnemicDomainModel.html

 

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Podcast 9 : UML

20-Oct-2017 in Podcasts

Richard and Matt talk about their previous experience with UML and wonder if it still has a relevance for modern Agile projects.

Despite Matt's valiant attempts, Richard fails to have a rant this week. But, he does manage to somehow squeeze in a reference to the "Comprehensive Super Mario Bros. Disassembly" which is quite an achievement on a UML talk (gist.github.com/1wErt3r/4048722).

We had a faulty microphone on this podcast so we're sorry about the sound quality - will be improved next time!

Transcript

 

Richard:All right then. Am I going to start again?

Matt:I'll start.

Richard:Oh, okay.

Matt:Mm-hmm (affirmative). “Alexa, play the latest episode of the All Things Java podcast”. Now, at this point, Alexa will probably complain and say it can't find it, because I've not got that wording exactly right. Welcome to episode nine of All Things Java. I'm Matt Greencroft.

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