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Foojay Podcast #5: OpenJDK Discussion Panel

It’s September 20th, OpenJDK 19 has been released. In this podcast, we discuss the new features and the changes that this release brings. Guests Miroslav Wengner (OpenValue) Mary Grygleski (CJUG, DataStax) Deepu K Sasidharan (Okta, JHipster) Podcast host Erik Costlow (Azul) Podcast Content 0’00 Short intro and music0’15 Introduction about the shift of Java releases to a 6-month release cycle …

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Did You Know You Can Create Mappers Without Creating Underlying Objects in Java?

As most Java developers know, putting values in a Java Map (like a HashMap) involves creating a large number of auxiliary objects under the covers. For example, a HashMap with int keys and long values might, for each entry, create a wrapped Integer, a wrapped Long object and a Node that holds the former values together with a hash value …

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Introduction to Kubernetes Extensibility

Kubernetes offers a lot of benefits: an enormous ecosystem with plenty of actors, self-healing capabilities, etc. There’s no free lunch, though. It also comes with downsides, chief among them its complexity and operating costs. However, the more I work with Kubernetes, the more I think its most significant asset is extensibility. If you need something that the platform doesn’t provide …

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