Geertjan is Senior Director of Open Source Projects at Azul and Apache NetBeans PMC Chair.
Azul has been leading the OpenJDK community effort (JEP 391) initiated in August 2020 to add support for Apple Silicon, Arm-based Macs, in future versions of OpenJDK.
In addition to targeting future Java versions, such as Java 16 via JEP 391, Azul has made OpenJDK builds of currently popular Java versions, including Zulu builds of OpenJDK 8, 11, and 13, as well as 16-ea, widely available for use on Apple Silicon, Arm-based Macs.Geertjan Wielenga
Now that Java 15 has been released, let’s take a look at what’s new!
Here on foojay, the fixes that went into the release are listed, giving you a unique and readable changelog in helpful categories, with the invitation for you to vote on those that are most relevant to you.Geertjan Wielenga
The site you’re on, foojay.io, has had a bit of a facelift over the past week.
Now you can see directly on the homepage all the key pieces that make up foojay, a place for friends of OpenJDK.
Clearer now is its focus on the integrated services provided by Marc Hoffmann’s Java Version Almanac and Chris Newland’s JVM Options Explorer, supported by the OpenJDK Update Release Details, together with Foojay Today and the start of Foojay Pedia.Geertjan Wielenga
Today we’d like to introduce a new community manager for all things Raspberry Pi on foojay: Frank Delporte!
He’s really curious about what’s already been created with Java on the Raspberry Pi and what we can all learn together from these experiences.
You can contact him with a direct message on Twitter to discuss further and share articles for publication on foojay: https://twitter.com/frankdelporte.Geertjan Wielenga
We’re happy to announce that we’re hosting Chris Newland’s VMOptionsExplorer right here on foojay, providing all details per release on Java command line switches.
It also shows a diff between the currently selected release and the previous release, showing a tab for the switches that have been added and those that have been removed.Geertjan Wielenga
From this week, we’re happy to announce that we’re hosting Marc Hoffmann’s Java Version Almanac right here on foojay.
It provides details per release on OpenJDK distributions, new features, and differences between APIs across releases.
Let’s also meet Marc. Here’s a quick interview with him about the Java Version Almanac!Geertjan Wielenga
The user’s perspective matters. There is a material difference between the importance and impact on Java deployments and the notion of what “priority” is for issues in the Java Bug System.
The issue notes and material circulated on OpenJDK lists tend to center, for good reason, on the needs and concerns of developers who build and maintain OpenJDK. In fact, an inverse relationship often exists. Some of the most important and impactful items in OpenJDK updates in recent years were categorized as lower priority in the Java bug system.Geertjan Wielenga
It’s exciting to have foojay as a place to provide information to everyday Java developers and to work collaboratively on evolving foojay content to provide commentaries on the latest Java developments.
We’re actively looking for highly skilled and knowledgeable Java developers to join us (we are even hiring for that purpose) and our aim is for foojay to increasingly become a place of sharing reference materials and discussion throughout the Java industry.Geertjan Wielenga