Our authors – Alexander Turner

While counting down the days to the first post of the 2015 Java advent calendar (there are 24 days BTW :-)), you can enjoy some articles from the previous years. For example Alexander Turner is one of our very prolific authors who posted six articles over the years:

It’s that time of the year again…

Hello everyone!

We’re gearing up for an other great Java advent season. Feel free to browse the archives for 2014, 2013 and 2012. Also, make sure to subscribe by one of the following ways to make sure that you don’t miss a single post:

Finally, to help pass the time until December 1st, check out VirtualJUG:


It’s just like your local Java User Group, but you don’t have to dress up to participate 🙂

PS: We are looking for contributors! If you’re considering writing an article for the 2015 edition, read the (short) contributing guidelines and join the author’s google group.

Java Advent 2014 wrap-up

As they say, better late than never, here is the calendar with all of the 2014 posts:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5
JDK 9 – a letter to Santa?!
Recompiling java runtime library with debug symbols
Mutation testing in java with PIT and gradle
Creating REST API with Spring Boot and MongoDB
Own your heap: Iterate class instances with JVMTI
Self healing applications are they real?
Developers want to be heard!
How and Why is Unsage used in Java?
Lightweight Integration with Java EE and Camel
A serpentine path to music
CMS pipelines for NetRexx on JVM
Thread local storage in Java
Managing Package Dependencies with Degraph
How jOOQ Leverages Generic Type Safety in its DSL
How jOOQ Allows for Fluent Functional-Relational Interactions in Java 8
How jOOQ Helps Pretend that Your Stored Procedures are a Part of Java
How is Java/JVM built? Adopt OpenJDK is your answer!
Doing microservices with micro-infra
22 A persistent KeyValue Server in 40 lines and a sad fact 23
The Java Ecosystem – My top 5 highlights of 2014
A Musical Finale
25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Merry Christmas everyone!

This is the first year of the Java Advent Project and I am really grateful to all the people that got involved, published articles, twitted, shared, +1ed, shared etc. etc.
It was an unbelievable journey and all the glory needs to go to the people that took some time from their loved ones to give us their wisdom. As they say, the Class of 2014 of Java Advent is comprised of (in the order of publishing date):

Thank you girls and guys for making it happen yet once more. And sorry for stressing and pushing you out. Also, last but not least thanks to Voxxed editors Lucy Carey and Mite Mitreski.