A 20 year veteran technology journalist, Alex Handy cut his teeth covering the launch of the first iMac. His work has appeared in Wired, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and The Austin American Statesman. He is also the founder and director of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (themade.org) a non-profit video game museum located in Oakland.
July 13th, 2018 | Season 2 | 31 mins 21 secs
This week on The New Stack Context, 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.
March 30th, 2018 | Season 2 | 30 mins 14 secs
ai, developer tools, developers, docker, gpu, gtc 2018, infrastructure automation, nvidia
This week we start with news from Docker, that its founder and former CTO Solomon Hykes has announced he’s leaving the company. Alex Handy first reported that Hykes stepped down as CTO back in November. At the time he said he was staying on as VP of the board of directors. Then this week Hykes published a post on the Docker blog announcing he’s leaving the company he started 10 years ago. Alex Handy has the story for us again.
January 26th, 2018 | Season 2 | 27 mins 50 secs
application development, cloud, codta, coreos, developers, devops, iot, kubernetes, open source, openshift, podcast, programming, software, software development, tech, technology, vpns
This week on The New Stack Context weekly newswrap podcast, we talk with with TNS San Francisco correspondent Alex Handy about a fascinating story he wrote on a startup in Israel called Codota that’s applied machine-learning to the concept of pair programming.