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Inside Java

25 EpisodesProduced by Chad Arimura, David DelabasseeWebsite

Inside Java is a podcast for Java Developers brought to you directly from the people that make Java at Oracle. We'll discuss the language, the JVM, OpenJDK, platform security, innovation projects like Loom and Panama, and everything in between.

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#25 - "JavaOne is Back!"

August 3rd, 2022


Chad interviews Sharat Chander about both the history of JavaOne, and what to expect with the return of it in October.

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#24 - “Towards Generational ZGC”

June 28th, 2022


In this episode, David talks with Erik Österlund about the work he did on the Z Garbage Collector, and the plans to make ZGC a Generational GC. …

#23 - “Java 18 is Here!”

March 22nd, 2022


In this special episode Chad talks with Naoto Sato on JEP 400, UTF-8 by Default, and Michel Trudeau on JEP 413, Code Snippets in Java API …

#22 - “The Simple Web Server”

March 4th, 2022


David remotely sat down with Julia Boes, Senior Member of Technical Staff in Dublin, to discuss the Simple Web Server (SWS). The SWS, introduced in …

#21 - “JEP 421 and Finalization Depracation”

January 12th, 2022


In this episode, David remotely sat down with Brent Christian to discuss Finalization and the effort to gradually deprecate this now outdated, brittle, and complex mechanism from the platform. After covering some of the …

#20 - “Java 17 is Here!” Part 2

September 27th, 2021


To celebrate the Java 17 release, we have not one but two podcast episodes! In this second part, Chad discusses the evolution of the Java language …

#19 - “Java 17 is Here!” Part 1

September 14th, 2021


To celebrate the launch of Java 17 we have not one but two podcast episodes! In this first part, Chad discusses some exiting license changes with Donald Smith, i.e. the Free Java License. Chad then continues the …

#18 - “Java's steady march towards strong encapsulation” with Alan Bateman

June 29th, 2021


With JEP 403, Java 17 will strongly encapsulate the JDK internals. This is the latest step in a process that began in Java 9 with the modularization …

#17 - “Pattern Matching” with Gavin Bierman

June 14th, 2021


In this episode, David discusses with Gavin Bierman a new set of Java language features coming from Project Amber, i.e. Pattern Matching. In addition to `sealed classes` and `pattern matching for instanceof`, they are …

#16 - “Let's discuss JDK and Networking” with Michael McMahon and Daniel Fuchs

April 12th, 2021


In this episode, David (remotely) sat down with Michael McMahon and Daniel Fuchs both from the Java Dublin engineering team to discuss some of the recent JDK network-related updates: from the HTTP/2 Client API (Java 11) …

#15 - “Java 16 is Here!” with Mikael Vidstedt

March 16th, 2021


The release of Java 16 was a good reason to invite Mikael Vidstedt, Director of JVM Engineering, again into the show. In this episode, Chad and Mikael discuss some of the new JDK 16 features, the 6 months release …

#14 - “Records Serialization” with Julia Boes and Chris Hegarty

March 8th, 2021


Records are a standard and permanent Java language feature starting Java 16. This was a good occasion for David to discuss Records, and more …

#13 - "JDK Flight Recorder" with Markus Grönlund

February 22nd, 2021


Chad discusses JDK Flight Recorder (JFR) with Markus Grönlund. Learn all about JFR including how to get started, the problems it addresses, the many event types it outputs, the new streaming capabilities, and more!

#12 - “jpackage” with Kevin Rushforth

February 11th, 2021


David Delabassée recently sat down with Kevin Rushforth to discuss the Packaging Tool (JEP 392) more commonly known as jpackage, a new tool that will …

#11 - “How to contribute to OpenJDK” with Stuart Marks and Jesper Wilhelmsson

January 30th, 2021


David Delabassée recently sat down with Stuart Marks and Jesper Wilhelmsson to discuss various ways of contributing to OpenJDK. Spoiler alert: there are many!

#10 - “Project Panama - The Foreign Linker API” with Maurizio Cimadamore and Jorn Vernee

December 21st, 2020


David Delabassee continues the Panama discussion (cf. Episode 9) with Maurizio Cimadamore and Jorn Vernee. This episode focuses on the Foreign Linker …

#9 - “Project Panama - The Foreign Memory Access API” with Maurizio Cimadamore and Jorn Vernee

December 11th, 2020


In this episode, David Delabassee discusses Project Panama's Foreign Support with Maurizio Cimadamore and Jorn Vernee. The episode starts with an overview of Project Panama, its Foreign Support and then discusses in …

#7 - “The Vector API” with John Rose and Paul Sandoz

November 17th, 2020


In this episode, David Delabassee discusses the new Vector API with John Rose and Paul Sandoz.

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#5 - “The Z Garbage Collector” with Per Liden

October 14th, 2020


In this episode, David Delabassee (Developer Relations) discusses with Per Liden (ZGC Lead) the Z Garbage Collector that is now production ready in …

#4 - “Record Classes” with Gavin Bierman

October 5th, 2020


In this episode, David Delabassee (Developer Relations) discusses with Gavin Bierman (Consulting Member of Technical Staff) a new Java Language …

#3 - “The State of Java” with Georges Saab

September 14th, 2020


Our guest today is Georges Saab (@gsaab), Vice President of Development of the Java Platform Group.

We discuss the State of Java after 25 years, the latest innovations in OpenJDK, and why his name is spelled differently.

#1 - “Welcome to Inside Java!” with hosts Chad and David

September 1st, 2020


Welcome to the Inside Java podcast. In Episode #1 (we couldn't start at 0), the hosts Chad Arimura (VP Developer Relations) and David Delabassee

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