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Foojay Podcast #55: Embedded Java, Part 2

As a backend developer, you may not realize that Java was initially born on embedded devices like set-top boxes and gateways. We discussed this topic for the first time almost three years ago in Foojay Podcast #2 with James Gosling, Johan Vos, Erik Costlow, and Frank Delporte. In this episode #55, we look into the history of the Java Micro …

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JavaFX Links of June 2024

Here is the overview of the JavaFX LinksOfTheMonth of June 2024, published on jfx-central.com during this month. Core New JavaFX 23 Early-Access Builds are available on jdk.java.net/javafx23. Friedhold Matz shared a screenshot showing that WebView in JavaFX 22 now works with GraalVM 22+36.1. Applications Christopher Schnick shared screenshots: “XPipe 9.4 comes with a JavaFX markdown view for notes that works …

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Master Your Journey in the School of OpenJDK Migration

Azul has led so many OpenJDK migrations, we could write a book. Like, seriously, we wrote the book. If you prefer more a more visual, immersive experience, welcome to the School of OpenJDK Migration!  The School of OpenJDK Migration is your ultimate resource for mastering OpenJDK migration. Dive into our rich collection of webinars, where OpenJDK experts divulge their secrets, from foundational knowledge …

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autumo beetRoot – another Java web-dev-framework, really? Yes! But…

Over the years I have struggled with various Java web development frameworks and they all have their weaknesses and strengths. A few years ago, I once evaluated over 10 of these frameworks for a project for a Swedish company. Nothing really impressed me at the time. It was only later that SpringBoot came along, which seemed to fulfill all the …

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Renovate for everything

In my earlier post about moving from Kotlin Scripting to Python, I mentioned several reasons: Separating the content from the script Kotlin Scripting is an unloved child of JetBrains Renovate cannot update Kotlin Scripting files I was wrong on the third point. Here’s my mea culpa. First things first, Renovate does indeed manages Kotlin Scripting files – since 2022. Even …

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How to Run Neo4j on Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In this post, we walk through how to run the Neo4j graph database on Kubernetes. For an upcoming event, I was asked to give a demo of how to run Neo4j on Kubernetes. I had very little experience with Kubernetes, so I decided …

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Foojay Podcast #54: Music and MIDI with Java and Kotlin

MIDI is a universal standard for communicating between musical instruments and computers. Within OpenJDK, there is a whole Java package dedicated to MIDI communication and data handling. Is it up to date? Are there better approaches now? And what can we do with music, Java, and Kotlin? Let’s find out… Video Podcast (audio only) Guests Atsushi Eno  https://atsushieno.github.io/   @atsushieno@g0v.social   @atsushieno@fedibird.com  …

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Example Java Application with Embedded Jetty and a htmx Website

I was experimenting with a Java application that can act as a web server and includes the user interface HTML-files that get modified with htmx, to replace certain parts of the HTML with other ones created in Java. I found it pretty hard to understand how to configure the embedded Jetty webserver, but as always with Java libraries, it’s pretty …

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Exploring New Features in JDK 23: Simplifying Java with Module Import Declarations with JEP 476

As Java evolves, simplifying code and improving developer productivity remain priorities. JEP 476 introduces a new feature in JDK 23: Module Import Declarations. This feature aims to streamline the process of importing multiple packages from a module, enhancing code readability and reducing boilerplate. What is JEP 476? JEP 476 proposes the ability to import all packages exported by a module …

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Even More Opentelemetry!

I continue to work on my Opentelemetry demo. Its main idea is to showcase traces across various technology stacks, including asynchronous communication via an MQTT queue. Recently, I added a couple of components and changed the architecture. Here are some noteworthy learnings; note that some of them might not be entirely connected to OpenTelemetry. Here’s an updated diagram. New components …

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