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  • Feb Flash Talks - 2015 When: Wednesday, February 11 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Where: PeopleBank offices, 7-9 Moore Street, Canberra City (map)

    Feb Flash Talks 2015

    Yes February Flash Talks are back for a record breaking umteenth time! Featuring YOU! and you get prizes and exposure and have a lot of fun.

    All you need to do is talk about something preferably programming related (for extra points) for five minutes. You don't need slides, but you might like to have them. Oh and you can ONLY speak for 5 minutes, then you're cheered off, so make it short.

    You're gunna do it right!?! so send me an email with the name/subject of your talk and your name ( and I'll put your name down.

    Did I mention PRIZES?

    (ok this is at least the 7th year)


I can haz ALL the talks!

OK PEOPLE. I have processed ALL the cjug talks for this year! Including all the flash talks!!! You can go get them at

I've included the #Brackets screencast there which should play via your web browser if you have trouble viewing the one on google plus (

Java security patch breaks Guava library

As reported in :

"A small security fix in Java update 51, released last week, appears to be incompatible with the popular Google Guava library."

JEP 188: Java Memory Model Update

Doug Lea has introduced this JEP which  "serves to provide information and guidance for efforts bearing on shared-memory concurrency, including those on Java SE specification updates, JVM concurrency support, JDK components, testing, and tools."

The motivation for this seems to be to fix issues with the memory model brought on by changes in technology, mainly parallelism, and limitations in the current model shown up by new software and techniques. The model was last revised in JSR 133.

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