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Exceptional Exception Handling In JDK 8 Streams

In my last blog entry, I used a small piece of code I was working on to demonstrate how pre-JDK 8 code using external iteration could be converted to use streams with a powerful standard collector. I also highlighted the problem that can arise when exceptions can be thrown from within a Lambda expression used

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Zulu Embedded (OpenJDK) for ARM v7 and 32-bit v8 is ready for download

On July 28 we announced the general availability of Zulu Embedded (OpenJDK) for ARM v7 and 32-bit v8 designs. We also announced our embedded processor roadmap for the next 6 months, which includes ARM (32 and 64-bit), Intel X64 (32 and 64-bit), PowerPC and MIPS processors. Fully-supported Zulu Embedded builds of OpenJDK for 32-bit ARM

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Heisenberg, Myoclonic Jerks of the Diaphragm and Java

I studied physics at university and one of the hardest, but most interesting, subjects was quantum mechanics. As part of this, we studied the famous Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principal, which is also associated with the “Observer Effect”. Essentially, what this says is that the act of observing something (at the sub-atomic level) changes what you’re observing

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New Java Champion Simon Ritter

Welcome New Java Champion Simon Ritter    Simon Ritter has been involved in promoting Java since the release of the first official JDK, when he joined Sun Microsystems in February 1996. He started helping to drive Java adoption back in 1999 as part of Sun’s Market Development Engineering group and moved to full ­time evangelism

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Azul and Pontus Networks combine to help reduce the risk of FX Market arbitrage

Why is this important? The combination of Azul Zing plus PontusVision Thread Manager provides investment banks with a proven 20X latency improvement on FX pricing system performance By deploying Thread Manager, FX market arbitrage risk is greatly reduced through improved platform performance and the eradication of response time outliers The Zing edition of Thread Manager

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Want to learn more about how to build and deploy memory-based webscale Java applications?

Then register for our webinar… Webinar Highlights: Recent performance benchmarks from Hazelcast and Azul Systems The advantages a better Java runtime brings to existing Hazelcast deployments Real-world in-memory computing use cases Live Q&A Azul, Hazelcast and 451 Research will be participating in a webinar entitled “Most Powerful Java Runtime Meets Fastest In-Memory Data Grid” on

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Chess.com Chooses Azul Zing to Enhance Real-Time Gaming Experience

Chess.com, the world’s largest online chess site with more than 14 million members, has deployed Zing®, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for systems that require consistent performance and predictable latency. Chess.com uses Azul Zing to power its Java-based infrastructure and eliminates application stalls and slashes peak latency to levels unachievable using a legacy JVM.

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Four Reasons to Attend Zulu University

A while back, I spent an evening in front of a video camera putting together a four-part series explaining Zulu, the family of Java kits provided by Azul based on OpenJDK. With the video series, we were looking for a reasonable way to encapsulate everything from the Zulu product family into a few quick study

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