OpenJDK HotSpot may get Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation as early as Java 9. InfoQ covers the proposal submitted in September 2016.
Censum, the Java garbage collection analysis tool by jClarity, has reached version 3.0. The main new features of the new version include the ability to analyse Safepoint logs, new graphs showcasing the behaviour of the G1 garbage collector, and a set of analytics to highlight whenever applications force to much OS activity.
Azul Systems, Inc. announced the launch of Zing Platform Edition with WebSphere. Zing PE integrates IBM WebSphere Applications Server (WAS) with an enhanced version of its Zing Java Virtual Machine.
Last week, Oracle released Java7 to great acclaim. However, an issue identified by the Apache Lucene project pointed to a specific hotspot optimisation bug which kicks in when a loop is executed more than 10,000 times. How serious is this issue, and does it warrant the kind of negative press that has been played out over the last few days?
Oracle principal engineer and former Sun employee Mark Reinhold talks about Oracle's plans to merge the Hotspot and JRockit JVMs.
A new intermediate representation (IR) for JRuby code enables many optimizations and could bring the next performance boost. InfoQ talked to Subbu Sastry who works on the IR.