Author: Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan is Senior Director of Open Source Projects at Azul and Apache NetBeans PMC Chair.

  • “Works with OpenJDK” Campaign

    While the OpenJDK powers millions of applications, it tends to be somewhat hidden, like the engine within a smoothly running car. Just as the car is useless without its engine, so too with Java applications without the OpenJDK.

    To remedy that, and to celebrate the OpenJDK, let’s attach the badge below to everywhere, everything, and everyone that makes use of it.

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  • Book Review: “Help Your Boss Help You”

    Some books were written to be read once and put aside, others to be read thoroughly several times and then to be placed behind glass to be broken in case of emergency.

    This book is of the latter kind—once you’ve read through it a few times, and dipped into the areas that speak to you most, you want to have it nearby both as a PDF and in hard copy format—as a backup just in case you can’t find that PDF at the crucial moment when you really need to have a response at hand in times of crisis.

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  • Schedule for Foojay Virtual OpenJDK 17+ JUG Tour

    As announced last month, to celebrate the OpenJDK 17 and Foojay.io as a vendor-neutral community platform for its users, we’re kicking off the Virtual Foojay JUG Tour to be held during and around its release month of September.

    And here’s the schedule, note that it will change as more meetups are confirmed, and if your JUG is missing, i.e., you’d like to still be included in the tour, no worries, let’s see what can be done!

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  • Virtual Foojay OpenJDK 17+ JUG Tour

    To celebrate OpenJDK 17 and Foojay.io as a community platform for its users, we’re kicking off the Virtual Foojay OpenJDK 17+ JUG Tour. Ari Waller, JFrog’s Event Manager, well known to many JUGs, will continue to wear a second hat—that of Foojay Event Manager.

    During September and October, contributors to Foojay will be making a whistle stop tour through as many JUGs as possible, via their virtual meetups! (And if you’re not holding virtual events or don’t have the facilities for this, we can support by making these available as needed.)

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  • Foojay Status Report: January – June 2021

    The 1/2 year mark of 2021 is a good moment to reflect on the current status of Foojay.io, a place for friends of OpenJDK, and to look at where we are and where to go next!

    The Foojay.io site is under heavy development right now, a new homepage will be released over the next weeks. After that, there are several directions we can go in together—how about a forum, job board, a newsletter, a code exchange, and Foojay Awards?

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  • Java Ecosystem Survey 2021

    Just like in 2020, Snyk is creating a comprehensive Java 2021 report that reflects the state of the JVM ecosystem.

    Together with our partner Azul, we would like your input on how you use Java and the JVM ecosystem.

    By submitting your answers to this survey, you are not only helping the community by sharing your data, but you can also help our charity goal for this year.

    Brian Vermeer, Geertjan Wielenga
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  • Highlights of New JEPs in Java 16

    The JDK Enhancement Proposal (or JEP) is a community process for collecting proposals for enhancements to the OpenJDK.

    Java 16, released today, incorporated the JEPs listed here.

    And, on foojay.io, you’ll find a long list of all the fixes that made it into the release!

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  • “Foojay Announces Initial Companies Making Up Its Advisory Board” — SD Times

    Foojay.io is a community site for Java and OpenJDK developers. Azul, Datadog, DataStax, JFrog, Payara, and Snyk are the initial companies that will be a part of the advisory board.

    According to Foojay, the board will guide the direction, content, and oversight of the Foojay.io site. It will also work toward growing the community and continuing to meet Foojay’s mission of providing free information to Java developers.

    “Foojay is an example of the strength and longevity of the Java community that is greater than any single company,” said Stephen Chin, vice president of developer relations at JFrog.

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  • Virtual Tour Is Biggest Project Yet For New Java Community Platform Foojay

    Fifteen events are already confirmed in an ambitious virtual tour of Java User Groups across the globe, marking a strong start for new Java community platform Foojay.

    Foojay.io was founded last year as a vendor-neutral platform for developers who create and run applications on top of Java and OpenJDK. It is designed to provide free information on all things Java, with updated analysis, highlights, OpenJDK update release details, and command line arguments hosted on its website.

    Geertjan Wielenga, Jadon Ortlepp
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  • Schedule for Foojay Virtual JUG Tour

    As announced last month, to celebrate the OpenJDK and Foojay.io as a vendor-neutral community platform for its users, we’re kicking off the Virtual Foojay JUG Tour to be held throughout March and April.

    And here’s the schedule, note that it will change as more meetups are confirmed, and if your JUG is missing, i.e., you’d like to still be included in the tour, no worries, let’s see what can be done, simply contact JFrog’s Ari Waller (ariw at jfrog dot com), Foojay’s Event Manager, and specify a date and time (and preferred topics) for March or April.

    Ari Waller, Geertjan Wielenga
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  • “Foojay: A Place for Friends of OpenJDK” — ADT Magazine

    Foojay.io, the community site for developers who use, target, and run their applications on top of Java and OpenJDK, today announced the companies who will make up its advisory board.

    The roster includes Azul, Datadog, DataStax, JFrog, Payara, and Snyk. This board will guide the direction, content and oversight of the site, with a focus on growing the community and meeting its mission to provide free information for everyday Java developers.

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