Paying for Java

Old stuff in use:

the vast majority of Java applications — certainly more than 80 percent — still have a dependency on Java 8 or earlier.”

And then she lays out the stack:

“You should be building your back end as a set of restful services,” she added, “and your front end using your favorite JavaScript framework. And the front end should be talking to the back end using APIs, because you want that back end to support your mobile clients, your voice clients, your immersive clients, your kiosks, your watches and things we haven’t thought of yet. You need to be designing your applications to be multi-experience, and 90 percent of what is in Java EE right now is focused on providing server-side generation of HTML. The applications you build today should be microservices or miniservices with deployment in your favorite platform-as-a-service-type environment or Kubernetes-type environment. And you should be using the MicroProfile, not Jakarta.”

Source: Anne Thomas on Java Subscription, Jakarta and MicroProfile

The culture war is over, let’s start moving product

LGBTQ consumers differ most from the rest of the consumer population in the importance they place on environmentalism and on sensuality, or experiences that please the five senses. Of the 93 statements ranked by survey respondents, LGBTQ placed environmentalism 47 rank places higher than non-LGBTQ consumers. Sensualism ranked 37 spots higher than average.

A cold, mercantile analysis like this gives a new perspective on culture. On the one hand it’s comforting to see things be mainstreamed. On the other: same old bullshit.

Original source: The Top Values Held by LGBTQ Consumers


“Wit is the art of bringing unlikely things or ideas together, in such a way that the scandal or shock of their proximity arrives alongside a conviction that they have always belonged together.”

— Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction by Brian Dillon