Post #fosdem, #jfokus – lots more #java, #jsr & #openjdk news from all over!

In the last couple of weeks since FOSDEM 2013, Jfokus 2013 and, events and hackdays organised by LJC JUG members, we have had a lots of exciting news and resources to share with you. The source of the information have been mailing lists / forums, meetup events, twitter and other sources.

Plenty were spoken about #java, #jsr and #openjdk, the topics covered by the #adoptajar and #adoptopenjdk programs.


Speaker interviews:

Jfokus 2013

#Jfokus coverage of #java, a snapshot by Kevin Farnham:

@steveonjava – Nighthacking!

Watch all the recordings of Steve’s Nighthacking from FOSDEM 2013 through to Jfokus 2013!

LJC events & hackdays

Garbage collection – The useful parts

WebSocket & JSON Hack Day (covering implementation for JSR 356 & JSR 353)

Bring your Performance Problems Panel

@adoptajsr news feed

– Plenty of updates on polls, JSRs, presentations, github projects, etc… were discussed on twitter.
– WebSocket & JSON Hack Day (covering implementation for JSR 356 & JSR 353) – see above!
Suggestion to extend / improve the Java API – Thanks Hildeberto Mendonça for coming forward to contribute!
– Modernize Connector/MDB — Vote and comment – Thanks Richard Kolb for support such initiatives!
CDI 1.1 applications you can work with – Thanks Luigi for the contribution!

@adoptopenjdk news feed

– Updates on latest changes and developments in the OpenJDK world that were discussed amongs members on twitter.
– Potential plans to deprecate SPARC V8 support in HotSpot!
– StringBuffer to StringBuilder again – discussions rekindled!

Upcoming events and meetings

Adopt-a-JSR online meeting – February 27
Further hackdays, discussion panels and events to be organised by LJC JUG members.
26-27 March 2013, Devoxx UK


Read about the Adopt OpenJDK program at the the Adopt OpenJDK project website.
Join the Adopt OpenJDK mailing list at the google group. Find out how to join a Google group or send an email to to subscribe to the mailing list.

Read about the Adopt-a-JSR program at the project website.
Join the Adopt-a-JSR mailing list at the mailing list. Send an email to to subscribe to the mailing list.

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