OpenJDK: More Speed, Less Haste

OpenJDK: More Speed, Less Haste

It’s now over two years since the release of JDK 9 and, with it, the switch to a time-based rather than feature-based release schedule. It seems incredible that it took…

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Igniting In-Memory Performance with GridGain and Zing

Igniting In-Memory Performance with GridGain and Zing

  There is a simple reality in computing, which is that accessing data from memory is significantly faster than from disk. It’s just physics. Hard disk drives spin and use…

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Tall, Grande or Venti Support For Your JDK

Tall, Grande or Venti Support For Your JDK

It’s now been a little over two years since Oracle announced it was making some significant changes to the way the Java platform is developed, distributed and updated. This was…

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No Longer the Applet of the Developer’s Eye

No Longer the Applet of the Developer’s Eye

I recently noticed that Applets are now, to use a Monty Python analogy, the Norwegian Blue of client-side development. If you go all the way back to when Java was…

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81 New Features and APIs in JDK 13

We are now well into the new six-month release cadence of the JDK and, with the release of JDK 13, it is clearly working successfully. One thing that is obvious,…

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Zing: Delivering More Performance with Less Administration

The Zing Virtual Machine (ZVM) has been developed to address the performance-related issues that result from a managed runtime environment that is provided by the JVM. These fall into two…

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How OpenJDK CPU Updates Deliver Better Security and Less Operational Risk

How OpenJDK CPU Updates Deliver Better Security and Less Operational Risk

Keeping Java production systems secure and up-to-date can be an operational challenge. There’s always a balance between disrupting operations and reducing the risk of vulnerabilities. No time is that trade-off…

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Keeping Network Traffic Safe in JDK 8 with TLS 1.3

Keeping Network Traffic Safe in JDK 8 with TLS 1.3

For those of you old enough to remember the film, Marathon Man, there’s a famous scene with the quote, “Is it safe?” Azul has just ensured that the answer to…

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More Cost Effective Support for Java on the Desktop

More Cost Effective Support for Java on the Desktop

Although Java started life targeted at desktops, its popularity has really grown to dominate the server and subsequently cloud spaces. Many people would dismiss Java on the desktop, but you…

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Love it or Hate it, Java Continues to Evolve

Love it or Hate it, Java Continues to Evolve

TechRepublic recently published an article about languages that developers love and those that they hate. This produced an interesting set of results since Java was the third most loved language…

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dont fear the java

(Don’t Fear) the Java

  There was an interesting discussion on the Java Champions alias recently under the title, “Fear of Java”. The initial post was related to a University faculty that was evaluating…

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Twenty Years of Speakjava

It occurred to me recently that I had just passed a substantial milestone in my career. I started working for Sun Microsystems in February 1996 but, at that time, with…

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