The Java language is defined by the Java Language Specification. But the executable bytecode of the Java Virtual Machine is defined by a completely separate standard, the Java Virtual Specification, and the two are often at odds. In this article we take a look at the structure of a class file and how to create class files directly without starting from Java source, using the ASM library.
First class money and currency support in Java are almost here. In this article Credit Suisse's Anatole Tresch JSR 354 spec lead, discusses the shortcomings of the legacy currency and money support, motivation for the new APIs, and lots of examples.
In this article, Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.
The concept of a "microservice architecture" has steadily gained a foothold in software development over the past several years. This article uses Spring Boot to explore the concepts. 9
First in a series of articles on Scala in large-scale environments, Dave Hrycyszyn speaks to McLaren Applied Technologies' Andrew Jayne about building a custom high-performance data store in Scala. 2
This article walks you through the new Java 8 features that are supported by Spring 4.0 and 4.1. 5
With architectures becoming wider and more concurrent, dealing with errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five techniques for finding and fixing bugs in production. 3
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) 2
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.