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Gabriela Motroc

Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc is editor of JAXenter.com and JAX Magazine. Before working at Software & Support Media Group, she studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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Interview series — Part 1

JavaFX 11: First impressions, a look back and a leap forward

Now that JavaFX 11 is here and a new era has begun, it’s time to take a look back and a leap forward. We invited Johan Vos, Jonathan Giles, Dirk Lemmermann and Donald Smith to weigh in on the latest release, how the community should adjust to the latest developments and more.  

Interview with Dmitry Kornilov, Helidon Project Lead

“If you’re a Java developer and you’re writing microservices, Helidon is a great choice”

If you need an easier way to build microservices, you should give Helidon,  a new open source Java microservices framework from Oracle, a try. We talked to Dmitry Kornilov, Helidon Project Lead about what’s under its hood and who should give it a try. In short, “if you’re a Java developer and you’re writing microservices, Helidon is a great choice”.

Interview with Makoto Takemiya, co-founder and co-CEO of Soramitsu

Blockchain development made easy: Getting started with Hyperledger Iroha

Our ‘Blockchain development made easy’ series continues with Hyperledger Iroha, a simple blockchain platform you can use to make trusted, secure, and fast applications. What are the advantages and how can developers get started with it? We talked to Makoto Takemiya, co-founder and co-CEO of Soramitsu about what’s under this project’s hood.

Plus a new OpenJFX community site

JavaFX 11 is here!

JavaFX 11 has arrived with a new OpenJFX community site in tow. The GA version can be downloaded by going to the openjfx.io site or by accessing javafx modules from maven central at openjfx:javafx-COMPONENT:11.

One step at a time

Still using Java 8? Migrate to JDK 10 before jumping to JDK 11

Public updates for Java 8 will remain available for individual, personal use through at least the end of 2020 but business users won’t be that lucky — the ‘public updates’ tap will be turned off in January 2019. Where do we go from here? According to Donald Smith, the shortest upgrade path from Oracle Java SE 8 leads to JDK 10, *not* JDK 11.

Is Java still free? The short answer is *Yes*

Java Champions untangle the Java releases and support confusion

The confusion over the rights to use Oracle JDK vs Oracle’s OpenJDK builds vs OpenJDK builds from other providers has been hovering over us for quite some time but no more. A number of Java Champions joined forces to untangle the Java releases and support confusion; there’s a shorter version if you only want the conclusion but we advise you to read the longer version too.

Profile: Sandra Persing, Global Strategist for Developer Outreach, Sponsorship and Events at Mozilla

Diversity talk: “Tech is one of the most flexible and evolving industries that can work in women’s favor”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Last year, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Sandra Persing, Global Strategist for Developer Outreach, Sponsorship and Events at Mozilla.

Jakarta EE interview series: Meet Christian Kaltepoth

Understanding Jakarta EE: “User feedback is of central importance so that Jakarta EE can go in the right direction”

Confused about what’s going on with Jakarta EE? This interview series is meant to help you navigate through all the changes and understand where it’s headed, as well as how Jakarta EE plans to become the new home of cloud-native Java. Our 20th guest is Christian Kaltepoth, senior developer at ingenit GmbH & Co. KG. Let’s dive deeper into the Jakarta EE universe!

Increasing the talent pool

Preparing for a career in the growing enterprise blockchain industry

With the blockchain technology being so new and changing so rapidly, there is a shortage of individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement it. This is why The Linux Foundation, the home of the Hyperledger project, has released a series of training courses designed to increase the talent pool. Marta Piekarska and Clyde Seepersad explain why these courses are a great starting point, curated for both nontechnical and technical audiences.