About Java and the JDK

Investigate Java, OpenJDK and its key capabilities, foundations, and evolution

  • JDK 17 - Long Term Support and Great New Features59:15

    JDK 17 - Long Term Support and Great New Features

    With the release of JDK 17, we now have a new long-term support (LTS) version of the Java platform, ready to deploy in production.

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  • Cloud Native Compilation: Bringing JVMs into the Modern Cloud World

    Cloud Native Compilation: Bringing JVMs into the Modern Cloud World

    Across the industry, companies are trying to rein in runaway cloud costs by squeezing more carrying capacity out of the instances they run in the cloud. Especially in the Java space, developers...

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  • What Does The JVM Garbage Collector Really Do59:58

    What Does The JVM Garbage Collector Really Do

    A webinar presented by Java Champion Simon Ritter and moderated by Charles Humble, Editor-in-Chief at Container Solutions.

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  • Log4j Vulnerability, Libraries and OpenJDK

    Log4j Vulnerability, Libraries and OpenJDK

    Anyone who works in IT will, by now, be acutely aware of the critical security vulnerability that was revealed in the Log4J library last week.  It’s even being reported in mainstream media with...

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  • What is OpenJDK?

    What is OpenJDK?

    I talk to many people about how they use Java, and I find there is a high level of misunderstanding about what OpenJDK is.  The idea of this post is to provide a clear description of what OpenJDK...

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  • JDK 17 - Get Ready for the Next LTS Java58:54

    JDK 17 - Get Ready for the Next LTS Java

    Azul/Payara Webinar: JDK 17 - Get Ready for the Next LTS Java

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  • Benchmarking Renaissance on OpenJDK and Azul Platform Prime

    Benchmarking Renaissance on OpenJDK and Azul Platform Prime

    The Renaissance Suite is an increasingly popular Java benchmark and one of the many benchmarks that Azul uses internally to measure performance of Azul Platform Prime from release to release and...

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  • TechStone

    TechStone

    Three Tips to Make it Easy to Migrate from Oracle

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  • SEEBURGER

    SEEBURGER

    SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite Runs on Java Powered by the Azul Platform.

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  • Java 16 – JDK 16 Updates and New Features

    Java 16 – JDK 16 Updates and New Features

    How time flies!  Even in these extraordinary times, it seems hard to believe another six months have passed, and we now have a new release of the JDK.  As usual, I will summarise all the new...

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  • What's New in JDK 1659:12

    What's New in JDK 16

    Java Champion Simon Ritter explains which new features are included in JDK 16.

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  • The 3 Hidden Risks of Unsupported, Free Java

    The 3 Hidden Risks of Unsupported, Free Java

    It’s been more than 2 years since Oracle required subscription-based licensing for Java 8 and 11 support, the versions in production by the majority of Java users.  Throughout this realignment,...

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  • How Your JDK Impacts DevOps Workflows57:58

    How Your JDK Impacts DevOps Workflows

    How your choice of JDK can impact your development and DevOps workflows.

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  • Staring Into My Java Snow Globe 2021

    Staring Into My Java Snow Globe 2021

    Happy New Year, everyone!  For the last few years, I’ve written a blog post at the start of each year with my predictions for what will happen in the following twelve months focused on Java.  Now...

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  • The Hidden Risks of Unsupported Java

    The Hidden Risks of Unsupported Java

    Learn about security, compliance and redistribution risks of unsupported Java, and how support negates those risks and adds value.

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  • JDK 15: The Latest New Features in Java44:46

    JDK 15: The Latest New Features in Java

    In this webinar, Java Champion Simon Ritter reviews the latest new features in Java 15, what they are and how they are used.

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  • Java First, Second and Now Third

    Java First, Second and Now Third

    Measuring the popularity of programming languages is never going to be simple.  We often see the results of surveys that have been conducted by various companies or organisations that seem... The...

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  • A Quarter of a Century of Java

    A Quarter of a Century of Java

    February 12th, 1996.  This is a significant date for me personally since it was the day I started work at Sun Microsystems as a Solaris Systems Engineer...

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  • JDK 14 - Lots of New Java Features48:11

    JDK 14 - Lots of New Java Features

    An exploration of the changes to the language, in the form of records and pattern matching, as well as some of the 69 new API elements in JDK 14.

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  • What’s New In JDK 14 Latest Release? 80 New Features & APIs

    What’s New In JDK 14 Latest Release? 80 New Features & APIs

    Well, another six months have passed, and we have another release of Java, this one pretty packed with exciting new features.  It is, therefore, time for another blog post trying... The post...

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