The release of Java 8 was considered a game changer for the Java platform. With new features like lambda expressions, streams, and the new Date and Time APIs, the Java 8 demonstrates that a language can be modernized without compromising stability or backward compatibility. In this eMag we explore some of the important or lesser known features of Java 8, along with a glimpse of how we got here.
Selecting and properly tuning your Java Garbage Collector can be the difference between a performant application and a drag. In this eMag we look at the inner workings of the latest garbage collectors and we investigate the revolutionary new Garbage First collector, from theory to tuning.