This Week on The New Stack: OSCON and Java Container Images

13 Jul 2018 1:53pm, by

This Week on The New Stack: OSCON and Java Container Images

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Hello, welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we review the week’s hottest news in cloud-native technologies/at-scale application development and look ahead to topics we expect will gain more attention in coming weeks.

This week we spoke with our San Francisco correspondent Alex Handy about containerizing Java applications. The Google Cloud Platform recently released Jib, a new open-source container image builder for Java developers. Google says that Jib “does not require you to write a Dockerfile or have docker installed, and it is directly integrated into [the] Maven and Gradle,” Java build tools. Jib comes with many of the cloud-native build-tool features you’d expect, including incremental builds, a configuration-as-code approach, and reproducible build images for faster deployments and rollbacks.

We spoke with Handy about why you’d even want to run a Java application in a container and the recent updates in Java 10 that aim to reduce the challenges that come with CPU and memory usage when Java runs in a container.

Then, later in the show, we previewed O’Reilly’s open source conference, OSCON, which is back in Portland this year. TNS editor-in-chief Alex Williams and I will be at OSCON next week, attending sessions and talking to folks on the ground. We spoke about what we’re looking forward to at that event. And you can catch our livestream on Alex Williams’ Twitter feed, next Tuesday and Wednesday.


Google, Microsoft, and WSo2, all mentioned in the podcast, are sponsors of The New Stack.

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