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A Post-Apocalyptic sun.misc.Unsafe World

Posted by Christoph Engelbert on  Aug 30, 2015

A resolution to the debate around dropping sun.misc.Unsafe and other private APIs in Java 9 is now on the table. The big question remains: What will a post sun.misc.Unsafe world look like? 7

Java Bytecode: Bending the Rules

Posted by Rafael Winterhalter on  Jun 10, 2015

Few developers ever work with Java bytecode directly, but bytecode format is not difficult to grok. In this article Rafael Winterhalter takes us on a tour of Java bytecode & some of its capabilities.

Secrets of the Bytecode Ninjas

Posted by Ben Evans on  Mar 24, 2015

Java is defined by the Java Language Spec, but the resulting bytecode is defined by a completely separate standard. This article looks at the structure of class files and how to create them directly.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene Part 2

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 17, 2015

In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene about Zing, Zulu, and New Releases

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 06, 2015

Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.

DukeScript: A New Attempt to Run Java Everywhere

Posted by Abel Avram on  Oct 09, 2014

DukeScript is a technology meant to bring Java to every client, mobile or desktop, without the need of a plug-in, in an attempt to fulfill the initial vision for Java: Write Once, Run Everywhere.

Java 8 Lambdas - A Peek Under the Hood

Posted by Richard Warburton, Raoul Urma, Mario Fusco on  Oct 07, 2014

This article sheds light on how Java 8 lambda expressions and method references are implemented under the hood, and looks at the generated bytecode and performance implications.

Docker: Present and Future

Posted by Chris Swan on  Aug 31, 2014

Chris Swan presents an overview of the Docker journey so far and where it is headed along with its growing ecosystem of tools for orchestration, composition and scaling. 3

Where Has the Java PermGen Gone?

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Jul 07, 2014

Prior to JDK8 class metadata and constants would live in an area called the “permanent generation”. In JDK8 PermGen has now moved to native memory, to an area known as the “Metaspace”. 4

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