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Community-Driven Research: What's Your Next JVM Language?

by Dio Synodinos on  Nov 27, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 12th question: "What's Your Next JVM Language?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Windows Azure Management Portal with Localization, Database and VM Enhancements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 27, 2012

Microsoft recently released several enhancements to Windows Azure Management Portal with support for 6 additional languages, database improvements and enhancements for virtual machines and networking including support for operation logs.

Ruby 2.0 Preview 1 Released, Final Release in February 2013

by Mirko Stocker on  Nov 06, 2012

Ruby 2.0's release manager Yusuke Endoh announced the first preview release of Ruby 2.0 and a targeted release in February 2013. InfoQ talked to Yusuke to learn more about the big new features of Ruby 2.0 (Refinements, keyword arguments, Enumerator#lazy, and more) and what users need to know when upgrading.

Community-Driven Research: What Are Your Priorities for Java and the JVM?

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 07, 2012 1

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a second question about "What Are Your Priorities for Java and the JVM?". This is part of our new service that we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Azul Offers Free Zing JVM to Open Source Community Projects

by Charles Humble on  Aug 06, 2012 1

Azul Systems have announced that they are making their pauseless Zing JVM freely available to Open Source developers and projects for use in development and testing.

CRaSH: An Extensible Command Line Shell For Monitoring A Running JVM

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jun 27, 2012 2

The Common ReusAble SHell (CRaSH) is an interactive shell (with history support and autocompletion) that attaches to a running JVM and can execute several commands for retrieving JVM statistics or changing JVM internals on the fly. It can be used for remote monitoring and administration of existing Java applications and it is fully extensible via custom Groovy scripts.

vert.x – JVM Polyglot Alternative to Node.js

by Dio Synodinos on  May 04, 2012 7

Vert.x is a framework for the next generation of asynchronous, scalable, concurrent applications, which aims to provide an alternative to Node.js for the JVM. It allows developers to write their application using JavaScript, Ruby, Groovy, Java or even mix and match.

Java 7u4 Brings Support for OSX

by Alex Blewitt on  May 02, 2012 2

With the release of Java 7u4, Oracle has finally provided an OSX install of the JDK and JavaFX SDK. The update also brings new features, such as the G1 garbage collector and the JCMD diagnostic framework. Read on to find out more.

Rich Hickey Speaks on Datomic at Clojure/West

by Michael Floyd on  Mar 19, 2012 2

Rich Hickey spoke at the Clojure/West conference last weekend about his newest venture, Datomic, which he describes as “a distributed database designed to enable scalable, flexible and intelligent applications, running on cloud architectures.” Datomic sits on Amazon’s DynamoDB, and embeds Datalog, a subset of Prolog, to move queries into the application.

Ruby Enterprise Edition End-of-Life, Phusion Focuses on Passenger

by Mirko Stocker on  Feb 29, 2012 4

Phusion announced that their Ruby 1.8.7 based Enterprise Edition (REE) is nearing its end-of-life. A Ruby 1.9 based version is not planned, instead the team focuses on Phusion Passenger, their solution for running Ruby on Apache and Nginx.

Bitmap Marking GC for Ruby Improves Memory Usage

by Mirko Stocker on  Jan 30, 2012 1

The successor of Ruby 1.9.3 will replace the current Lazy Sweep Garbage Collector with a Bitmap Marking GC, which will significantly reduce Ruby's memory usage for parallel programs, similar to Ruby Enterprise Edition's copy-on-write-friendly GC. We talked with Narihiro Nakamura who implemented both the current Lazy Sweep and the Bitmap Marking GC.

First Milestone of Ceylon and Ceylon IDE

by Alex Blewitt on  Jan 13, 2012 5

Earlier this week, the first milestone of Ceylon IDE was released, bringing an IDE to the Ceylon language, which saw its first milestone at the end of December. Read on to find out more.

An Update on Google Native Client

by Abel Avram on  Dec 15, 2011

Beside C/C++, Google Native Client has added support for runtimes such as Mono, and a richer set of Pepper interfaces: accelerated 3D, full-screen, File IO, debugging, and others. New languages -Lua, TCL, OCaml- are being ported, and several major producers have ported their game engines or their games to NaCl.

Azul Releases Open Source jHiccup Tool to Provide Response Time Analysis of the Java Run

by Charles Humble on  Dec 13, 2011

Azul Systems have today announced the release of jHiccup, an open source tool designed to measure the pauses and stalls (or "hiccups") associated with an application's underlying Java runtime platform.

Keeping Scala Fresh(er)

by Alex Blewitt on  Dec 09, 2011 13

With Scala 2.10 on the horizon, and recent controversial opinions, what really is the story with Scala's backward compatibility, and how will it affect popular Scala libraries? If Josh Suereth is right, a reboot of the Scala Fresh project proposed by David Pollak last year.

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