Illegal Argument

by Mark Derricutt · · · · 12 subscribers

Greg, Mark and Richard get together weekly and talk about things of interest in the Java community. Greg works for SimWorks ( who specialize in mobile phone software. Mark works for SecureMX ( Richard works for Blue Train Software (

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Older Episodes

We've forgotten how to podcast..
The Exception That Cried Wolf
Episode 160 March 30, 2019
The First
Episode 159: The Forth Dec. 29, 2018
building rpms, debs, MSI, and PKG installers too little too late? Have we all loved to kubernetes and orchestration systems. c builds / versions c++ 98 to c++ 11 D Lang Will so many distributions of Java lead to...
...and no one noticed.
Continuous Delivery and Scalable Applications
It may have just clocked into April, but the first Illegal Argument of the year is finally here, much delayed, and extra long in it’s twists and turns of… well, let’s face it - you know it would be build didn’t you…. (YouTube link) ...
For an ostensibly forthrightly podcast, we only managed 10 episodes this year, of which one was a mini-solo cast from Mark, too many holidays and rock concerts getting in the way of recording. Hopefully we can be more organised in 2019! The years...
Broken builds, continuous integration, feature flags and deprecations? - from Richard Vowles by Rachel White - Grinders and Biohacking - Static Analyser for Javascript are available
Java News - 6 month release cycle, breaking changes. 3 yearly LTS versions Module Hell - not in base ( , but ack ) Kevlin Henny JavaZone talk/video: Jitwatch
152: XML Beware Sept. 10, 2017
Equifax, and Apache Struts
151: I'm A Teapot Aug. 27, 2017
\- I was hoping to actually shift the discussion of “Save 418” more towards the importance of specifications, and how ‘in the old days’ protocols/specs were king, as everything was reused and distributed - but now, it’s “the Twitter API”...
Commentary on the 2017 Java Language Summit
Value Types give up value identity ( Youtube, 48 minutes ) Is SpringBoot/Grails good for Prototyping only? DZone Series on Java command line parsing:, , , ,
Join us for an another semi informed, highly subjective, and quite possibly wrong on all counts discussion about Java, Jigsaw. - reflective access allowed by default, I'm calling it Project Glass Tile - everything is transparent and smoothly fitting...
Episode 147 May 24, 2017
The NO Vote
DukeScript and Java 9 - The Developers New Clothes
(take 3 - non garbled media file)
Slack sucks, and Greg can rewrite it in a day. Self hosted slack? Hipchat from Atlasssian Matter Most Electron based Apps - scourge of memory ASCIIDOCTOR is based on Ruby, and in my project which uses it I get weird JRuby/Gems problems - ONLY...