Clamshell: 2020-05-31

Recent news in tech in a clamshell

Including The Best of the JDK Face-Off, Java Magazine 2020 May, Free eBooks from Springer, Spring Boot 2.3, Raspberry Pi 4 and more.

The Best of the JDK Face-Off

In the coming weeks, via the Java team’s Twitter @Java account, you will see matchups of key features laid out in four different brackets:

  • Languages
  • Libraries
  • Tooling
  • Runtime You’ll have the opportunity to cast your vote via a Twitter poll that will run 24 hours for each posted matchup. Each progressive day will offer a new matchup until there are only two finalists to face off against each other. This competition will run socially over @Java through the next several weeks until there’s one feature left standing!


Choose an OpenJDK distribution:

Java Magazine 2020 May

Java Magazine 2020 May is out.

Java WAT

If you don’t know what does WAT mean, check out this lightning talk: Wat by Gary Bernhardt.

Here are a few more WATs (JavaScript): Twet deleted, it was originally here:

JavaScript again:

Or this one is in bash: Take care editing bash scripts

Free eBooks from Springer

JNation 2020

JNation 2020 is a free onine conference with pretty solid schedule.

Cloudflare Speed Test

With you can measure the speed and also the consistency of your connection. The tests run on the Cloudflare network so probably you can test against a data-center that is close to you.

Stalk Studio

Stalk Studio is a trace analysis tool for Jaeger and Zipkin, check out the features.

Spring Boot 2.3

Spring Boot 2.3 was released a few weeks ago with some pretty great features:

Check out the Release Notes

Developer Culture Test

The Pragmatic Engineer’s Developer Culture Test

Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi 4 was released, check out the specs:

  • Quad core ARM v8 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
  • 2GB, 4GB or 8GB RAM
  • WiFi: 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz 802.11ac; Bluetooth: 5.0, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
  • 40 pin GPIO header
  • 2 micro-HDMI ports
  • DSI display port, CSI camera port
  • 4-pole stereo audio and composite video port

The Day AppGet Died

The story of how Microsoft embraced and then killed AppGet

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020

Nearly 65,000 took Stack Overflow’s annual survey.

A Quarter of a Century of Java

A Quarter of a Century of Java by Simon Ritter