Java 8 shipped with new language features and libraries and Spring 4.x is already supporting many of these. Some of the new Java 8 features don’t have an impact on Spring and can just be used as is, while other Java 8 features require Spring to explicitly support them. This article will walk you through the new Java 8 features that are supported by Spring 4.0 and 4.1.
With architectures becoming more distributed and code more asynchronous, pinpointing and resolving errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five advanced techniques that can help you get to the root cause of painful bugs in production more quickly, without adding material overhead.
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.
Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.
Oracle's Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) and John Rose (JVM Architect) take us on a deep-dive discussion about some of the technologies and features being discussed for Java 9 and beyond. 1
During the holiday season we think about our families, our children, & their future. In this article, Yakov Fain discusses his new book "Java Programming for Kids" (now available as a free download) 1
In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.
Regular InfoQ Java contributor Dr. Alex Blewitt has recently published a follow-up to last year’s "Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example”.
Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason's Functional Programming in Scala "is not a book about Scala," say the authors, rather it is a principled introduction to functional programming that relies on Scala.
Finalizers and PhantomReferences should not be depended on, but sometimes they are necessary. In this article we reveal how to contend with the many issues surrounding finalization in Java. 4
With tens of thousands of production Java servers running in the enterprise, many engineers lack the skills to keep their servers greased. In this article InfoQ studies methods for tuning Java servers
Many apps fail to make full use of the capabilities of the JIT compiler. In this article we investigate some simple tricks to identify issues that may be making your application unfriendly to JIT.