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JAX Magazine is out: It’s onwards and upwards for Java

JAX Editorial Team
Java
JAX Magazine August 2018 issue

Java 10 was “the fastest in Java’s 23-year history” and now we’re just one month away from Java 11 so it’s not far-fetched to say that Java’s new chapter is exciting. This issue depicts Java’s new journey but it’s not (just) an ode to this 23-year-old programing language; if you’re a DevOps aficionado or expert, you’ll surely enjoy the second part.

Java’s next chapter

Java 10 was the first release in Oracle’s new six-month cycle and, as Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO at Azul Systems said in an interview earlier this year, this release is the fastest in Java’s 23-year history. Now we’re just one month away from Java 11 so it’s not far-fetched to say that Java’s new chapter is exciting.

If Java is unfamiliar territory for you or you are migrating from another language to Java, the first article should help you understand what you need and what you don’t. Then Simon Ritter goes over the current state and future directions for the Java platform and Ram Lakshmanan explores seven different options to capture heap dumps. If you don’t know how to handle structs in Java, we’ve got you covered.

This issue is not (just) an ode to Java so let’s go straight to the next topic: DevOps. In this issue, you’ll find a DevOps cookbook, as well as more information about how GitOps is ready to save the day in the event of complete system failure. If you want to know more about the requirements of the GDPR and how to make sure performance isn’t impacted by compliance, you should read Michiel Rook’s article and if you want to learn how to face your public speaking fears and communicate better for development success, Liat Palace’s piece is perfect for you.

Fun fact: Most of the articles included in the current issue are written by JAX London speakers, so if you want to find out more about the topics presented in this JAX Magazine, check out the program and attend their sessions.

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Inside this issue

Begin your Java exploration: Advice and resources

Samuil Mihaylov

“Java is designed to get the job done”

Interview with Peter Lawrey and Simon Ritter

What if you released a JDK and nobody used it?

Simon Ritter

Seven ways to capture Java heap dumps

Ram Lakshmanan

How to handle structs in Java like a pro

Juraj Papp

The DevOps cookbook

Liat Palace

GitOps, Jenkins, and Jenkins X

Tracy Miranda

Event Sourcing and the GDPR

Michiel Rook

Architecting a Blockchain solution

Vinita Rathi

“GraphQL is not an alternative to ‘real’ REST services”

Interview with Christian Schwendtner

Conquer your public speaking fears

Erica Tanti

Diversity talk: Change is slow

Erica Tanti

How well do you know your Deeplearning4j trivia?

Skymind