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Tech Lead Journal

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#51 - JHipster Open Source Story and Java at Microsoft - Julien Dubois

“The most important thing is to make it easy for people to contribute. And the second thing is to have as many people as possible. For that, you build a community, and decide what people you want in your community."

Julien Dubois is the creator of JHipster and manages the Java Developer Advocacy team at Microsoft. In this episode, Julien shared about the state of Java for cloud native applications, as well as Java adoption within Microsoft and Azure. Julien also shared his story on founding JHipster, his developer advocacy work at Microsoft, as well as some tips on how to run a successful open source project.

Listen out for:

  • Career Journey - [00:04:30]
  • Java at Microsoft - [00:07:38]
  • State of Java for Cloud Native App - [00:10:39]
  • Java Adoption in Azure - [00:16:58]
  • JHipster Story - [00:21:29]
  • Open Source Tips - [00:29:43]
  • Independent Developer Advocacy - [00:35:42]
  • Microsoft and Open Source - [00:40:28]
  • 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:43:08]


Julien Dubois’s Bio
Julien manages the Java Developer Advocacy team at Microsoft. Julien is a Java Champion, and is mostly known in the Java community as the creator and lead developer of JHipster, a popular open source development platform. He is also the co-author of “Spring par la pratique” and a speaker in numerous conferences including Devoxx, SpringOne, and Paris Java User Group amongst others.

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