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  • Making Java Microservices Zing with Azul Zing

    Making Java Microservices Zing with Azul Zing

    Advantages of Microservices Architecture  Software development is always changing and, today, we see a clear shift to the use of a microservices architecture.  There are a number of clear...

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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...

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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.

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  • The Notoriety of Zulu on macOS

    The Notoriety of Zulu on macOS

    Keeping your computer safe from malicious software is no easy task.  There are different approaches to solving this problem, many of which take the antivirus approach of scanning a machine... The...

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  • Covid-19 Status

    Covid-19 Status

    To all Azul customers, partners, and friends, Please accept our best wishes during this difficult time. We will be posting regular updates to this page... The post...

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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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  • Message to Our Customers

    Message to Our Customers

    To all Azul Systems customers, partners, and friends; Please accept our best wishes during this difficult time. Across the company we are monitoring developments closely regarding the impact of...

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  • Investing in Java by Vitruvian Partners and Lead Edge Capital

    Investing in Java by Vitruvian Partners and Lead Edge Capital

    London-based Vitruvian Partners and New York-based Lead Edge Capital are making a majority investment in Azul.

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  • Zulu Mission Control 7.1 is Generally Available

    Zulu Mission Control 7.1 is Generally Available

    Today we are announcing the general availability of Zulu Mission Control (ZMC) release 7.1. ZMC is Azul’s build of the open source JDK Mission Control product that is used for... The post Zulu...

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  • CPU, PSU and SLA. Making Sense of TLAs for Java Updates

    CPU, PSU and SLA. Making Sense of TLAs for Java Updates

    Updating Java has changed. In January 2019, the last public updates (for commercial users) of both Oracle JDK 8 and the Oracle OpenJDK JDK 11 were released. Non-commercial users, for... The post...

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  • Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2020

    Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2020

    Happy New Year! As we enter the new decade, I decided it was time to write my now annual blog post giving my thoughts on what this year might hold... The post Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball...

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  • OpenJDK: More Speed, Less Haste

    OpenJDK: More Speed, Less Haste

    It’s now over two years since the release of JDK 9 and, with it, the switch to a time-based rather than feature-based release schedule. It seems incredible that it took... The post OpenJDK: More...

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  • Igniting In-Memory Performance with GridGain and Zing

    Igniting In-Memory Performance with GridGain and Zing

    There is a simple reality in computing, which is that accessing data from memory is significantly faster than from disk. It’s just physics. Hard disk drives spin and use... The post Igniting...

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  • Tall, Grande or Venti Support For Your JDK

    Tall, Grande or Venti Support For Your JDK

    It’s now been a little over two years since Oracle announced it was making some significant changes to the way the Java platform is developed, distributed and updated. This was... The post Tall,...

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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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  • 81 New Features and APIs in JDK 13

    81 New Features and APIs in JDK 13

    We are now well into the new six-month release cadence of the JDK and, with the release of JDK 13, it is clearly working successfully. One thing that is obvious,... The post 81 New Features and...

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  • Azul Zing: Delivering More Performance with Less Administration

    Azul Zing: Delivering More Performance with Less Administration

    The Azul Zing Virtual Machine (ZVM) has been developed to address the performance-related issues that result from a managed runtime environment that is provided by the JVM. These fall into two..

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  • How OpenJDK CPU Updates Deliver Better Security and Less Operational Risk

    How OpenJDK CPU Updates Deliver Better Security and Less Operational Risk

    Keeping Java production systems secure and up-to-date can be an operational challenge. There’s always a balance between disrupting operations and reducing the risk of vulnerabilities. No time is...

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  • Keeping Network Traffic Safe in JDK 8 with TLS 1.3

    Keeping Network Traffic Safe in JDK 8 with TLS 1.3

    For those of you old enough to remember the film, Marathon Man, there’s a famous scene with the quote, “Is it safe?” Azul has just ensured that the answer to... The post Keeping Network Traffic...

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