Open Source Tools: Licensing

A key aspect for a FLOSS project to be successful is to choose the correct licensing scheme. There are tons of license you can choose from, a good starting point would OSI’s Licenses & Standards page. Take some time to review some of them, as each one defines duties and benefits that you as an author, your contributors, and the users of your code have access to. When in doubt please contact someone that’s knowledgeable in the subject, for example you can reach out to the OSI directly, or ask at the mailing list/forum of a popular project which may Read More


[Interview] Kirk Pepperdine @ JCrete

Kirk Pepperdine is one of the 3 co-founders of JCrete. In this interview we delve into what JCrete is and what happened until the second day of JCrete 2017.


[Interview] Ray Tsang @ JCrete

Ray Tsang works at Google as Google Cloud Advocate. He tours the world speaking at conferences, JUGs, and other developer events speaking about the stuff that happens inside Google Cloud and related projects. He’s quite fond of gRPC, a technology that allows bi-directional streaming using a binary protocol. He’s also the author of JDeferred, a Java library that provides an implementation of the Promise concept, making it quite easy to write asynchronous applications. We talk about these topics, particularly on the differences between JDK8’s CompletableFuture and JDeferred’s Promise; on this regard, I recently wrote an article titled JDeferred: Simple Handling Read More


[Interview] Rickard Öberg @ JCrete

Rickard Öberg, Java Champion hailing from Sweden now residing in Malaysia, has been involved with Java since the early days. He’s known for his work on the original JBoss and his contributions to Neo4J, nowadays he spends his time building systems using Event Sourcing. In this interview Rickard shares some of the benefits that might make you consider using Event Sourcing as an architecture design. The noise heard on the background is the cicadas close to the beach, it was pretty hot outside that day at JCrete!


[Interview] Sebastian Daschner @ JCrete

Sebastian Daschner is a fellow Java Champion seriously involved with the JCP, JavaEE and other topics. We touch on the subject of J2EE != JavaEE, containers, Open Source, naming (one of the 3 hardest problem in IT, the other being cache invalidation ;-). Sebastian travels around the world sharing knowledge and his experiences with Java developers, often times with Stephen Chin (Nighthacking). Together with Steve he started a brand new unconference in Japan named JOnsen.


[Interview] Simone Bordet @ JCrete

Simone Bordet has been involved with the Jetty project since the turn of the millennium. In this interview he explains the origins of Jetty as the first Open Source project in the Java space (and still going strong!). Jetty has spearheaded many features and advancements in the web space and Java by being the first project to implement SPDY, HTTP/2, provide the foundation to AsyncHttp based on Servlets, and more. Simone also shares some tips to get started with Open Source and grow a community.


[Interview] Simon Maple @ JCrete

Simon Maple, Director of Developer Experience at ZeroTurnaround and founder of the Virtual JUG, explains what the vJUG is and its importance for the broad Java community. We also touch on the subject of vJUG24, the first online conference in the Java space, running for 24 hours non-stop. Be sure to mark October 25th on your calendar because vJUG24 will be jam packed with content!


Open Source Tools: Build – GitHub

On the last two posts of this series (JitPack, Travis & AppVeyor) I mentioned in passing another online service that is very popular and widely used: GitHub. The fact that I failed to mention this service before the introduction of the previous two goes to show how prevalent it is; you simply take it for granted because it’s there! There are of course other code hosting solutions in the wild, I started 11 years ago with SourceForge (with CSV no less, oh my!), such as BitBucket and GitLab however most of the online services we’ll continue to see on this Read More


[Interview] Dr. Heinz Kabutz @ JCrete

What is JCrete? In short, the hottest Java unconference in the world! I caught up with Dr. Heinz Kabutz right before the Cretan dinner event on the second day. Heinz is one of the 3 masterminds behind the unconference. In this interview he shares insights on how JCrete came to be, what are some of the key ingredients to successfully run an event such as JCrete, what to expect when attending an Open Spaces event, and more.  


Open Source Tools: Build – Travis & AppVeyor

Open Source projects have higher chances for success if their build instructions are clear and easily reproducible by anyone. It’s a very good idea to include a file that contains environment setup and clear build instructions to be followed. Even better would be to additionally configure a remote build mechanism that publicizes build status and results. This build mechanism can be used to Build and publish released binaries. Publish code coverage results and other quality gates. Build branches on demand, validating external contributions before merging (based on pull requests from GitHub for example). There are several options out there that Read More


ˆ Back To Top