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Project Helidon: Java, microservices, and building the open source community

Oracle Java engineer Dmitry Alexandrov joins the Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast and shares his love for the people of Project Helidon.

By Jim Grisanzio | February 2021


Dmitry Alexandrov on microservices, Project Helidon, and building the community

In this episode of the Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast, I spoke with Dmitry Alexandrov as he was preparing for his session at Jfokus 2021, Sweden’s largest Java conference. A well-known speaker at Java conferences throughout the world, Alexandrov ran a live coding session on Project Helidon at this year’s Jfokus, held online in February. Project Helidon is a collection of Java libraries for writing microservices. Dmitry covered the performance improvements and new features in Helidon 2.1. See his session abstract here.

Helidon is not just a Java engineering project for coding microservices; it's an open source project as well. So developers from around the world can contribute via the community on GitHub. This is the real power of the technology—the people sharing their talent and experience to contribute to the project. When Dmitry talks about Helidon, you can tell by the tone of his voice how much he appreciates the people he meets in development communities.

If you want to learn how to start a Java user group—and have that group grow into a major Java conference—Dmitry and his "gang of six" have done it. He's happy to share the experience. Just listen.

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Dmitry Alexandrov

Dmitry Alexandrov

Dmitry Alexandrov has been a Java Champion for several years now, and he recently joined Oracle Bulgaria as an engineer on the Helidon project. Get him on Twitter @bercut2000.

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Jim Grisanzio

Jim Grisanzio

Jim Grisanzio is a Senior Community Manager on the Oracle Groundbreakers Developer Marketing team. You can follow him on Twitter @jimgris.