Author: Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga

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

  • 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?

    All this and more is in the pipeline and will be reported on 6 months from now in the next reflection on Foojay.io, a place for friends of OpenJDK!

    G. Wielenga
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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.

    B. Vermeer , G. 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!

    G. Wielenga
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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.

    G. Wielenga
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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.

    G. Wielenga , J. 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.

    A. Waller , G. 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.

    G. Wielenga
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  • Azul, Datadog, DataStax, JFrog, Payara, and Snyk Form Inaugural Foojay Advisory Board

    Foojay.io, the community site for developers who use, target, and run their applications on top of Java and OpenJDK, today named the companies who will make up its advisory board—Azul, Datadog, DataStax, JFrog, Payara, and Snyk.

    The board will guide the direction, content and oversight of Foojay.io with the goal to grow the community and meet its mission to provide free information for everyday Java developers.

    G. Wielenga
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  • Virtual Foojay JUG Tour

    To celebrate the OpenJDK and Foojay.io as a community platform for its users, we’re kicking off the Virtual Foojay JUG Tour. Ari Waller, JFrog’s Event Manager, well known to many JUGs, now wears a second hat—that of Foojay Event Manager. During March and April, contributors to Foojay will be making a whistle stop tour through as many JUGs as possible, via their virtual meetups!

    At each stop of the tour, there’ll be a brief introduction to Foojay.io followed by a session of 30 minutes on a topic presented by a Foojay community manager.

    A. Waller , G. Wielenga
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  • Preview of January 2021 OpenJDK Update Release

    On the Tuesday closest to the 17th day of January, April, July, and October under the normal Oracle Critical Patch Update schedule, a new quarterly OpenJDK update is made available.

    For the January 2021 update, set to be released next week, a preview is available from today on the foojay.io, on the frontpage, you’ll see a new button is available providing you access to the preview.

    G. Wielenga
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  • Friends of OpenJDK Schedule at FOSDEM 2021

    Subject to change, here’s the schedule for FOSDEM 2021, which will be a virtual event this year on 6 and 7 February, for the Friends of OpenJDK devroom.

    It features a range of great speakers on a variety of interesting topics related to the daily usage of Java in the real world.

    G. Wielenga
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