Happy Monday friends! It’s been a while since we last talked and I have a lot to share with you. A couple of weeks ago my family and I took a much-needed vacation to Hilton Head, SC. We had such a great time at the beach, riding bikes and eating so much good food.
We returned on a Saturday and on Sunday I began packing for SpringOne Tour in Chicago. That night I decided to take a Covid test because I had a bit of a cough. I tested positive and didn’t believe it so I tested again with the same result. I didn’t believe it because even as of recent I have been hearing of others getting pretty sick and I wasn’t sick.
I was really bummed out because this meant that I had to cancel my trip to Chicago. This was the first time I was going to get to hang out with coworkers in person. This also meant that I wouldn’t be giving my talk on Spring for GraphQL which I worked really hard on.
At the end of the day, it’s just the first conference of many this year. I spent last week catching up on some things at work and after that and a vacation, I feel ready to go for conference season!
Speaking of conferences I received notice that I would be speaking at 2 more conferences this summer while I was on vacation. When you receive as many declines as I do you tend to celebrate the wins and I am so pumped for both of these. 🥳
If you know me you know that I am a huge fan of Vue and the community. I have submitted a number of talks over the years to Vue-related conferences with no luck. I was so excited to find out that I will be speaking at VueConf US which is located in Ft. Lauderdale FL! I will be speaking on Nuxt 3 and more specifically what’s coming in Nuxt 3!
I think what I am looking forward to most is meeting so many people from the Vue community that I have talked to over the years and never met. If you’re heading to this conference please let me know so we can catch up.
Code on the Beach
A few days later I got notice that I had been accepted to Code on the Beach. This conference also takes place in FL but this time we move up the coast to Atlantic Beach. I have heard some great things about this conference and I was excited to hear I will be joined by a couple of coworkers. In this talk, you will learn how to build Full Stack Java applications with Spring Boot.
Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC)
Late on Friday I found out that I was accepted to KCDC. This will be my first time speaking at this conference and I am really looking forward to it. I will be presenting with my friend and coworker Nate Schutta. In this talk we will be presenting on Spring Recipes: A Collection of Common Sense Solutions.
I celebrated 3 months last week at VMware! I can’t remember the last time I was this happy at work. The company I work for is amazing on so many levels. I get to go to work every single day and do what I love with a really great team.
VMware attracts some of the most talented people in our industry and you can see it with every interaction company wide. The benefits are amazing and I appreciate the freedom to maintains work/life balance. A lot of companies will preach this but it’s often just talk, not here.
To top it all off VMware was ranked #2 by Forbes on America’s best employers for diversity last week.
YouTube 15,000 Subscriber Milestone
While I was on vacation I crossed 15,000 subscribers on YouTube! This is amazing and If I was home I probably would have created a video to talk through this amazing milestone. Next up is 20k and I will try and put something together for that one.
I have been trying to figure out what to do with this newsletter. It might not seem like it but it takes a lot of effort and I’m not sure anyone would miss it. I pay attention to the analytics and I can tell that some of you are reading this but I just feel like my efforts can be better spent elsewhere. For now I will keep this around but I am going to move it to an every other week cadence. If you have any feedback for me on this newsletter please feel free to reach out.
Around the Web
- Remote Development With JetBrains Gateway and Gitpod
- Hibernate ORM 6.0 Delivers Improved Performance
- GraalVM 22.1: Developer experience improvements, Apple Silicon builds, and more
- Project Loom preview set for Java 19
✍️ Quote of the week
First ever native build of @jhipster Lite, using @graalvm !— Julien Dubois (@juliendubois) April 25, 2022
Startup time is 216ms, RAM is 62 Mb, and nearly everything works 👍
You can test my branch at https://t.co/H3li6MBpqq - I will do a PR when it's all good pic.twitter.com/YBNeDBuigG
Until Next Week
Thanks for sitting down and sharing a cup of coffee with me my friend. I hope you enjoyed this installment of Coffee & Code and I will see you in 2 weeks. If you have any links you would like me to include please contact me and I might add them to a future newsletter. I hope you have a great week and as always friends...