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Shawn McKinney, ApacheCon North America 2017, and Java Security

At ApacheCon Miami, Shawn McKinney will give a talk on the anatomy of web application security.

In this interview, he talks about what he’ll be presenting, and who should attend.

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – How I Built an Access Management System Using Java and Apache Directory Fortress – Shawn McKinney

How I Built an Access Management System Using Java and Apache Directory Fortress – Shawn McKinney


This session describes the rationale for the Apache Fortress project. It examines requirements, specifications and designs for Access Management use cases. There will be an overview of the Apache Directory Fortress project along with a demo at the end.

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – Java Performance for Developers: How to Get Started, Perform Analysis and Avoid Common Mistakes – Alessio Soldano

Java Performance for Developers: How to Get Started, Perform Analysis and Avoid Common Mistakes – Alessio Soldano

Even if developers can avoid bothering about performances in the early stages of their application development cycle, they should always keep away from a set of common mistakes. As a matter of fact, those mistakes can easily undermine performances when it comes to scaling the work load. Throughout this presentation, I’m showing best practices and common mistakes using simple code examples (in some cases coming from Apache projects’ sources). I’m talking about how to avoid common causes of memory waste and explaining the reason why efficient memory allocation leads to performant and scalable applications. Finally, I’m showing how to leverage some tools for performance analysis.

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Episode 28: Apache Harmony and Open Letter to Sun

Earlier this month the Apache Software Foundation took the unusual step of releasing an Open Letter detailing an issue that the Apache Harmony project was having with Sun Microsystems. In order to find out more about the background to this letter and the issues it addresses, I spoke with Geir Magnusson.

For more information on the Apache Harmony project, please listen to Feathercast Episode 2.

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The episode is 31 minutes long (14.6 M) and is available here or via iTunes.