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  • Azul’s Rebrand Highlights Continuity of Being 100% Focused on Java and the Industry’s Best Source for OpenJDK

    Azul’s Rebrand Highlights Continuity of Being 100% Focused on Java and the Industry’s Best Source for OpenJDK

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. There’s some truth in that truism, and the launch of “the New Azul” last month is a perfect example. We have a new logo, new product names, and...

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  • The Importance of Java Security Updates

    The Importance of Java Security Updates

    Recently, I was in discussion with a Java user at a bank about the possibilities of using Azul Platform Core to run a range of applications.  One of the most significant advantages for...

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  • Azul’s New Pricing Structure

    Azul’s New Pricing Structure

    Azul Systems is happy to announce a major change for the way that we bill for our Java platforms. Going forward, Azul will use a capacity-based pricing structure, billing based on the processor...

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  • Why the Classpath Exception is So Important

    Why the Classpath Exception is So Important

    Open source has become a fundamental part of how we develop software.  Freely reusing source code from other developers, not having to continually reinvent the wheel and write code that has been...

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  • Microsoft Increases Commitment to OpenJDK

    Microsoft Increases Commitment to OpenJDK

    Today, Microsoft announced its plans for the new Microsoft Build of OpenJDK. As a long time Microsoft partner and as a key provider of Java technologies powering Azure, Azul welcomes this step and...

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  • 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, I will summarise all the new...

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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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  • Garbage Collection Impact on Application Performance

    Garbage Collection Impact on Application Performance

    Part 1 of the Java Performance series discussed why Low Latency is Critical and its effect on application performance. In that article, the relationship between latency and application performance...

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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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  • What is Java Heap Size?

    What is Java Heap Size?

    The Java heap is the area of memory used to store objects instantiated by applications running on the JVM. Objects in the heap can be shared between threads. Many users restrict the Java heap size...

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  • Why Low Latency is Critical and its effect on Application Performance

    Why Low Latency is Critical and its effect on Application Performance

    A lot has changed since Java and the JVM were created in the mid-1990s. The invention of Java solved an important problem that caused developers to spend enormous time coping with memory problems,...

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  • Why choose Java for High-Frequency Trading application: Voice of Customer

    Why choose Java for High-Frequency Trading application: Voice of Customer

    In the world of High-Frequency Trading, automated applications process hundreds of millions of market signals every day and send back thousands of orders on various exchanges around the globe....

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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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  • Forrester Study Reveals Total Economic Impact of Azul Zing

    Forrester Study Reveals Total Economic Impact of Azul Zing

    We commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study describing how innovative technology companies utilized Azul Zing to reduce hardware expenses, increase the performance and scalability of...

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  • Java Licensing Changes – Impact on Enterprises and Start-Ups

    Java Licensing Changes – Impact on Enterprises and Start-Ups

    Java has a fairly long history, which is well-documented in Simon Ritter’s article A Quarter of a Century of Java. While Java’s history hasn’t the time span of languages like... The post Java...

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  • How to Keep Your Java Applications Secure

    How to Keep Your Java Applications Secure

    A little over a year ago, in April 2019, the way most Java users accessed updates for the JDK changed.  The reason for this was a combination of changes made by Oracle to how the JDK is developed...

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  • How to Choose the Right Java Partner for Less Cost, Better Support

    How to Choose the Right Java Partner for Less Cost, Better Support

    As Java turned 25 in May 2020, it was going through changes which had nothing to do with the pandemic but everything to do with Oracle. Until 2019, Oracle allowed... The post How to Choose 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.  It was also... The post A Quarter of a...

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  • Java: Stable, Secure and Affordable

    Java: Stable, Secure and Affordable

    Java continues to vie for first place as the most popular platform for software development in the world.  The power of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) extends the platform’s appeal... The post...

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  • foojay: A Place for Friends of OpenJDK

    foojay: A Place for Friends of OpenJDK

    Java is a well-maintained development and deployment platform.  Through the OpenJDK project, regular updates to production releases follow a traditionally established schedule.  On a specific...

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