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Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2020

Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2020

Happy New Year! As we enter the new decade, I decided it was time to write my now annual blog post giving my thoughts on what this year might hold…

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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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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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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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39 New Features (and APIs) in JDK 12

I’ve written several blog posts that list out all the changes for each of the most recent releases of Java (JDK 10, JDK 11). With JDK 12 just having been…

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Staring into my Java Crystal Ball 2019

Staring into my Java Crystal Ball 2019

Happy New Year everyone! For the last two years, I’ve started with a blog post (2017 link, 2018 link) giving my predictions for what will happen in the world of…

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