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

  • 67 New Features in JDK 16

    67 New Features in JDK 16

    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,... The post 67 New Features in JDK...

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  • What's New in JDK 1659:12

    What's New in JDK 16

    In this webinar, Java Champion Simon Ritter explains which new features are included in JDK 16, what they mean for developers and how to get the most of them. Get ready to write modern Java!

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  • How Your Choice of JDK Can Impact Developer and DevOps Workflows57:58

    How Your Choice of JDK Can Impact Developer and DevOps Workflows

    In this webinar Azul and Payara together discuss how your choice of JDK can impact your development and DevOps workflows. Azul provides the world's most trusted open source Java platform, and Payara

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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... The post Staring Into My Java...

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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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  • JDK 15 Release: 64 New Features and APIs

    JDK 15 Release: 64 New Features and APIs

    How quickly six months pass.  It only seems like yesterday we were talking about JDK 14, records, pattern matching for instanceof and helpful NullPointerExceptions, yet here we are with JDK... The...

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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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  • Azul Webinar: JDK 14 - Lots of New Java Features48:11

    Azul Webinar: 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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  • JDK Certifications: What ISVs Need to Navigate the Java Runtime Landscape54:36

    JDK Certifications: What ISVs Need to Navigate the Java Runtime Landscape

    In this webinar, George Gould, Azul VP of Partner Alliances, presents an overview of the OpenJDK project, provides a 3-step JDK certification methodology, establishes a framework for evaluating JDKs,

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  • Migrating from Oracle

    Migrating from Oracle

    Migrating from Oracle JDK to Azul Builds of OpenJDK

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  • Azul Webinar: Java in Industrial IoT - From the Edge to the Data Center34:05

    Azul Webinar: Java in Industrial IoT - From the Edge to the Data Center

    Azul Engineer Michael Roeschter explores how Java can be used throughout the whole IIoT environment, from edge device to the data center.

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  • Azul Webinar: Kubernetes and Java - High Performance Microservices1:00:22

    Azul Webinar: Kubernetes and Java - High Performance Microservices

    An introduction to building enterprise applications using microservices, Java, Docker and Kubernetes.

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  • No Longer the Applet of the Developer’s Eye

    No Longer the Applet of the Developer’s Eye

    I recently noticed that Applets are now, to use a Monty Python analogy, the Norwegian Blue of client-side development. If you go all the way back to when Java was... The post No Longer the Applet...

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  • High Performance Microservices Using Java

    High Performance Microservices Using Java

    Why Java is the obvious choice for Microservices, as it has a number of distinct advantages over other languages.

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  • Java Security Updates

    Java Security Updates

    The necessity of timely Java security updates.

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  • Open Source Tools

    Open Source Tools

    Here are some free Open Source tools from Azul that help you manage and measure your Java-based deployments.

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  • Best Practices for Moving to OpenJDK

    Best Practices for Moving to OpenJDK

    This white paper explains what Azul Zulu is, and how to migrate applications from the Oracle JDK to the Zulu builds of OpenJDK.

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  • Key Azul Technologies

    Key Azul Technologies

    Azul Systems has targeted and solved the most difficult Java performance problems...

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