InfoQ: Oracle Announces First Java 9 Features

Ben Evans has just published a new InfoQ article on highlighting early new enhancements of the Java platform for Java 9. Ben’s article highlights three new APIs and three specific performance-related features Per Ben’s article, the proposed Java 9 APIs include: “Process API Updates for interacting with non-Java operating system processes, New HTTP Client that

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Azul Systems Named to SD Times 100 List. Second Year in a Row.

Today we announced that we have been awarded membership in the 2014 SD Times 100 list of leaders and innovators in software development. We were listed in the DevOps and SCM category. “We’re proud to have been named in the 2014 SD Times 100 list,” said Scott Sellers, president and CEO of Azul Systems. “This

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See Azul Systems at Cassandra Summit 2014 in SF

Attention Apache Cassandra and Datastax Enterprise fans: We’ve just added Cassandra Summit 2014 to our September events calendar.  The conference will be held in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel September 10 and 11. Here’s a link the the conference agenda » You can register for the event here » You can track the

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O’Reilly OSCON 2014: A quick look back

We’ve always enjoyed our time at OSCON — a great venue, great city, and lots of interesting conversations. For us this year was particularly significant — for the first time we had a 100% open source product to discuss.  Zulu is Azul’s build of OpenJDK — supports Java SE 8, SE 7, and SE 6,

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InfoWorld: JVM plus Docker: Better together

Earlier today InfoWorld’s Paul Krill highlighted insights from DataStax’s Al Tobey: Docker, the high-profile project for packaging applications in portable containers, can be paired with the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) to fill in gaps in the Java realm, technologists say. The JVM is Java’s solution for application portability across different platforms, but Docker can offer an

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Meet Azul Systems at O’Reilly OSCON July 21-23

For the 4th year in a row, Azul Systems will be at O’Reilly OSCON. Join Open Source community members, developers, DevOps and fans of  Voodoo Doughnuts for three-plus days of Open Source discussions and insights. We’ll be at Booth 429 at the Portland Convention Center. At OSCON you can learn more about Zulu, our fully supported

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RedMonk: Widespread correlations across programming-language rankings

On July 15, RedMonk’s Donnie Berkholz published a blog post highlighting the results of the IEEE’s 2014 language ranking study, and compared the IEEE results (which draw upon an additional 12 data sources, with his work at RedMonk. According to Berkholz: “The strongest correlation on the chart, interestingly, is the 0.92 found between Twitter conversation and Google

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Java language architect Brian Goetz on OpenJDK 9 and possible changes in Java Generics

SD Times just ran a great article by Alex Handy that provides a summary of a recent post to Brian Goetz’s blog.  Brian’s post goes deeper into his current thinking, and provides code examples. “He [Goetz writes] that OpenJDK 9 is looking at making generic classes easier to turn into specialized classes. The idea is

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Welcome to Azul’s new blog!

…and welcome to betterjava. We picked the title deliberately, because we are interested in showing what can be done when you deploy a better Java runtime — or when you look for Java support alternatives for your operations or development teams. We’re big fans of Java, and we look forward to working with the Java

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