One of the most important parts of the JVM is the Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. However, many applications are not written to take full advantage of the high-performance capabilities of the JIT. In this article we investigate some simple tricks to identify issues that may be making your application unfriendly to JIT.
There are two basic schools of thought when it comes to Object Oriented Programming: the method based Simula and the message based Smalltalk. The Simula school is well represented in .NET by C# and VB. With Alan Lovejoy’s Essence#, we can see what a Smalltalk inspired language would look like on the CLR.
Java 8 lambdas & new Streams API simplify common idiomatic constructs. This article investigates some common use cases in financial services and how they are easily solved with these new constructs. 5
Whereas it’s clear that one has to support Android and iOS to reach a maximum of mobile users, it’s not quite clear, what technology and tools to chose to build applications for those systems.
The Java language has its fair share of peculiarities. “Java Sleight of Hand” presents nine original Java puzzlers; seemingly innocent code constructs that produce unlikely outcomes. 8
Java checked exceptions are a handy abstraction in sequential flows. But add threads and the syntactical support is no longer available. This article investigates how to overcome that limitation. 6
This article examines the advantages of using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as the preferred format for the graphic assets of any web or mobile web project. 1
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.
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.
John looks at AngularJS and the MEAN stack as an alternative to Ruby on Rails as a productive stack for building typical web applications. 4
The Java Community Process has started cranking on Java EE again, a year after Java EE 7. The goal is to create the next major version of Java Enterprise Edition. Meet Java EE 8 and JSR 366! 1