Next Gig: Girls' Day at Oracle Hamburg Office
I'll be joining my colleagues in the Oracle office in Hamburg to chat about development and other roles within a large IT company as part of the Girls' Day in Germany....

OpenJDK in the News: Oracle Announces Java 8
Oracle today announced the availability of JDK 8, a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 8 Platform Specification, which was recently approved through the Java Community Process (JCP). This ...

Food For Tests: JDK 7u60 Build b11 & JDK 8u20 Build b05
Early Access builds of JDK 7u60 have been updated with Build b11. If you find issues during your own testing of this build, please report a bug.In addition, Early Access builds of JDK 8u20 have begun ...

Food For Tests: JDK 7u60 Build b07 & JDK 8 Build b129
Early Access builds of JDK 7u60 have been updated with Build b07. This build updates HotSpot in JDK 7u60 to HotSpot 24.60 build 09, updates time zone support data to tzdata2013i, and fixes various iss...

Next Gigs: JDK 8 at rheinjug, Düsseldorf and Introducing Java SE 8 at Java 8 Party in Berlin
Coming up next month, I'll be first speaking on March 19th at the rheinjug in Düsseldorf on JDK 8, and then heading to Berlin the next day to join Paul Sandoz for a Java SE 8 party. See you there!...

Next Gig: Java SE 8 & Java EE 7 Seminar in Utrecht
I'll be speaking at the Java SE 8 & Java EE 7 Seminar in Utrecht on Thursday February 13, 2014.See you there!...

Food For Tests: JDK 7u60 Build b03 & JDK 8 Build b124
Early Access builds of JDK 7u60 have been updated with Build b03. A list of changes is available. As the focus of the JDK 7u60 release is plain old bug fixes, this build contains bug fixes across the ...

Next Gig: FOSDEM
I'll be speaking on JDK 7 Updates in the Java developer room at FOSDEM.See you there!...

Tracking Your Issues In The JDK Bug System
Let’s say you want to find out about issues filed in the JDK Bug System that mention Apache Lucene. You just need to go to http://bugs.openjdk.java.net, and type Lucene into the search box:And y...

PodFodder: OpenJDK profiling, Devoxx OTN Interviews & JavaOne 2013 Talks
New month, new talks. Many new talks, in fact - all of JavaOne 2013 presentations have been published online. In addition, the OTN team has been busy publishing interviews from Devoxx on the Oracle Ja...

Food For Tests: JDK 7u60 Build b01 & JDK 8 Build b118
Last week brought a first Early Access build of JDK 7u60: Build b01. A list of changes is available in the JDK Bug System. As the focus of the JDK 7u60 release is plain old bug fixes, this first build...

Thank You: 9000 @OpenJDK Followers
After reaching 8000 @OpenJDK followers back in June, it's time for another update: 9000! Since it has historically taken a couple of months to for another thousand followers to appear, the number of f...

PodFodder: 60 JavaOne 2013 recordings
The first batch (60!) of videos from JavaOne 2013 has arrived. Here's a list of those more or less directly related to OpenJDK Projects:Lambda - A Peek Under the HoodProgramming with Lambda Expression...

OpenJDK In The News: JavaOne 2013 Edition
This year's JavaOne featured a few new press releases from Oracle mentioning OpenJDK. Here are the relevant excerpts:Freescale, Linaro and Square have recently joined the OpenJDK Community, which cont...

Next Gig: JDK 8 BOF at EclipseCon Europe
I'll be at EclipseCon Europe in Ludwigsburg, Germany next week to listen to your experiences trying out JDK 8 EA builds with Eclipse at a BOF on Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM. If you haven't tried out JD...

Next Gig: Java Magazin Lambda Tour in Hamburg
I'll be joining Paul Sandoz on Monday evening (September 9th) for the first Java Magazin Lambda Tour event in Hamburg.See you there!...

JavaOne 2013: OpenJDK Edition
The JavaOne 2013 content catalog is now live. As in the previous years, I took the opportunity to look for the talks and BOFs with OpenJDK in their title, or abstract, and pull them together in a list...

Food For Tests: 8 Build b104
This week again brought a new Early Access builds of JDK 8: Build b104 is now available for testing.This build updates HotSpot in JDK 8 to HotSpot 25 build 46, which fixes compilation issues when buil...

PodFodder: JVM Language Summit, OWASP AppSec EU, OpenJDK Test Fest
Last week I mentioned a few videos and and podcasts featuring Milton Smith, Sr. Principal Security PM at Oracle. I had a chance to meet Milton last week when he was in Hamburg for the OWASP AppSec EU ...

PodFodder: Milton Smith Edition
This week on the Java Spotlight podcast, Roger Brinkley interviewed Milton Smith, Sr. Principal Security PM at Oracle, about the fresh JavaOne Security Track and security features & futures. Coinciden...

Food For Tests: 7u40 Build b40 & 8 Build b103
This week again brought a few new Early Access builds of the JDK and related projects.On the JDK 7 side, the JDK 7 Update 40 Early Access Releases have been updated to 7u40 Build b40.This week's 7u40 ...

Food For Tests: 7u40 Build b38 & 8 Build b102
This week again brought a few new Early Access builds of the JDK and related projects.On the JDK 7 side, the JDK 7 Update 40 Early Access Releases have been updated to 7u40 Build b38. A list of change...

PodFodder: Artem Ananiev on OpenJDK, Dr. Heinz Kabutz on Concurrency
Another week, another set of video and audio material around the JDK:As I mentioned a little while ago, Artem Ananiev gave a presentation at JUG.ru in St. Petersburg on OpenJDK. The video recording is...

Food For Tests: 7u40 Build b36 & 8 Build b101
This week brought new Early Access builds of the JDK and related projects.On the JDK 7 side, the JDK 7 Update 40 Early Access Releases have been updated to 7u40 Build b36. A list of changes in this bu...

PodFodder: AdoptOpenJDK, OpenJDK Testing Pitfalls and Dr Heinz Kabutz
There is a couple of weeks to go until JavaOne, and it's been a couple of weeks after the JVM Language summit, so here is some audio and video for your media players:In the last episode of the Java Sp...