Presenting vs interacting online

Today I ‘presented” at the NYC Scrum User Group on “Remote Agile Games“. I’ve been avoiding presenting remotely. I did do a panel. Today wasn’t bad. I think the key reasons were

  • It wasn’t a lecture
  • No slides (or code). Just me and the audience.
  • Enough people were on video
  • Part of it was a game (so I wasn’t speaking)
  • The audience participated, shared experiences, etc

All this made it feel like a conversation. Which isn’t draining the way an online presentation is.

Oracle support EOL for Java LTS versions

The current end of life support dates are interesting. I extracted some dates from the official support table to make it easier to see this.

VersionGeneral AvailabilityPRemiereExtended
77/117/197/22
83/143/2210/30
119/189/239/26
179/219/269/29

First of all, extended support for Java 7 is less than a year away. You aren’t still on Java 7, right? 🙂

Second, premiere support for Java 11 ends later than Java 8. However, extended support for Java 8 ends way later. This is interesting. I guess Oracle recognizes it is harder to move off Java 8 than other versions?

Announcing the New Java 17 1Z0-829 Certification Exam and Study Guides!

Scott and Jeanne are thrilled to announce that Oracle has finally announced the new Java 17 1Z0-829 exam! Having worked with Oracle to create the objectives, we’ve been anxiously waiting to let all of our readers know that we already have two books for the new exam well underway:

In fact, you can preorder the Java 17 Complete Study Guide now!

The exam is similar to the Java 11 1Z0-819 that preceded it. The following are some of the key changes Oracle has made to the new exam:

  • Sealed Classes and Records have been added
  • Switch Expressions have been added
  • Pattern Matching has been added
  • Text Blocks have been added
  • Math API is on the exam
  • Date/Time API is back on the exam (previously on the Java 8 exam)
  • Annotations and Security have been removed

We’ll post more details soon about the exam including when you can sign up to take it, as Oracle releases the information!