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Java’s Magic Sauce

Or should I say, Java’s Magic Source? If we go all the way back to JDK 1.0, there were 211 classes in the public API. Out of interest, I created a graph showing the growth in public classes over time. To extract my data I used the API documentation and copied the list of all…

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No JDK 9 For Windows XP

In my last blog post, I discussed the use of jlink to build shrink-fit Java runtimes that only contain the modules you need for your application. As part of the research for this, I was looking at one of the options for jlink that allows you to select a virtual machine type, the idea being…

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Duke Takes His Last Tumble

Click here for more info on the rapid release cadence of the JDK When Java was first released, the world was a very different place. This was 1995, and the Internet and World Wide Web were still very much in their infancy. When James Gosling and John Gage demonstrated the WebRunner browser (as it was…

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Making Java Wider

Or, at least, more widely available. Azul’s business is Java. Not using it, but providing people with alternatives for the JVM and JDK binaries. We think this is a good thing because it gives people a choice of which distribution of Java they use. The obvious question that people ask is, “Well, Java is write…

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European Java Conference Roundup

November has been a busy month, primarily because it seems that this is the most popular month to organise a European Java conference. I guess this makes sense as it’s just after JavaOne, so various new things to discuss and it’s not holiday season (Europe is untroubled by any form of Thanksgiving). It’s also late…

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