Clamshell: 2021-04-17

Recent news in tech in a clamshell

  • Proposed schedule for JDK 17
  • Gradle 7.0
  • Announcing Spring Native Beta
  • Gradle Test Logger Plugin
  • Git clone vulnerability
  • security.txt
  • Ubiquitous Speakers 2019
  • Episode 95. Ludicruos speed! Practical GraalVM
  • OffHeap 60. JDK 16, Spring Native, Micronaut, Microprofile and GraalVM have new releases!
  • The Backfire Effect
  • XOR Tricks
  • OSS-Fuzz: Continuous Fuzzing for Open Source Software

Proposed schedule for JDK 17

Mark Reinhold proposed the release schedule for JDK 17.

Gradle 7.0

Gradle 7.0 was released with a ton of new features/improvements/fixes and maybe most importantly: Java 16 support.

Announcing Spring Native Beta

Spring Native beta release was announced and it’s available on start.spring.io.

Gradle Test Logger Plugin

gradle-test-logger-plugin is for printing beautiful logs on the console while running tests.

Git clone vulnerability

Git clone vulnerability announced.

The Git project released new versions to address CVE-2021-21300: a security vulnerability where a specially crafted repository can execute code during a git clone on case-insensitive file systems which support symbolic links by abusing certain types of clean/smudge filters, like those configured by Git LFS.

security.txt

security.txt is a proposed standard which allows websites to define security policies.

Ubiquitous Speakers 2019

Ubiquitous Speakers 2019 lists speakers seeming to be everywhere or in several places at the same time. :)

Episode 95. Ludicruos speed! Practical GraalVM

OffHeap 60. JDK 16, Spring Native, Micronaut, Microprofile and GraalVM have new releases!

The Backfire Effect

The Backfire Effect is a famous cognitive bias that can be really useful to know about in certain situations. Regular version (contains profanity) Classroom-friendly version (no foul language)

XOR Tricks

XOR is a powerful logical operator. In Computer Science, it is a bitwise operator that can be used for interesting tricks but please think twice if you want to use them because others or you after a few weeks might not be able to read it.

OSS-Fuzz: Continuous Fuzzing for Open Source Software

OSS-Fuzz is a continuous fuzz testing tool for open source software.