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JDK 9: Pitfalls For The Unwary

  JDK 9 is in the final phases of development, heading towards release on September 21st. The public review consideration ballot for the Java Platform Module System was passed [almost] unanimously, and so everything is now back on track. You can download the Azul Zulu builds of (Early Access) OpenJDK 9 here. Recently I’ve been doing

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Developing with Zing on Windows or Mac

Developing with Zing: Overview Azul gets asked frequently whether Zing–which is a by design a great production JVM on the server–would also satisfy a developer use case for Java applications. Typically, this means putting Zing onto a laptop or desktop and running developer IDEs and tools. Fortunately, several factors are converging to make Zing in

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Did you have a Black Friday that was record-setting and boring?

That was the report from one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites. They worked hard to make their holiday shopping season a success, and here’s what they reported after Black Friday 2016: “We had an awesome and a BORING holiday. Yes, I said BORING, which is what me and my team worked really hard for.

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Java Community: The Ghost In The Virtual Machine

  I’ve often heard the term, “Ghost in the machine” in the past, but never went to the trouble of finding out where it originated. According to Wikipedia the English philosopher, Gilbert Ryle, coined the phrase as a description of René Descartes’ mind-body dualism. “What does this have to do with Java?” I hear you

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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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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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Java: More Typing With Less Typing

There are many things that prove divisive amongst software developers. For example, just ask a group of (more mature) developers whether they are a vi or emacs user and this will normally result in a heated discussion on the merits of both (personally, I’m a hard core vi man). Other subjects such as operator overloading

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