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A Discussion With Neal Gafter on the Future of Java

Posted by Charles Humble on  Sep 14, 2011

Neal Gafter discusses the impact of Oracle's acquisition on Java, makes the case for adding segmented stacks and a meta-object protocol to Java, and compares Java and C#/.NET 8

Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

Posted by Charles Humble on  Jul 04, 2011

While still a major user of Ruby and Rails, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to Java and Scala. InfoQ spoke to Twitter engineer Evan Weaver to find out more. 14

Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work? - Part II

Posted by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 27, 2008

Jeroen Borgers examines if biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking techniques in the latest JVMs actually work in highly-concurrent apps. 3

Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work?

Posted by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 18, 2008

Jeroen Borgers examines if biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking techniques in the latest JVMs actually work in highly-concurrent apps. 16

Book Excerpt and Review: Filthy Rich Clients - Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications

Posted by Andy Roberts on  Sep 17, 2007

InfoQ is privileged to provide both a review and chapter excerpt of the new book Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications. 1

Annotation Hammer

Posted by Venkat Subramaniam on  Jul 25, 2006

This article takes a look at why Annotations matter and discuss cases for their use and misuse. 16

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