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  • Chicory - a WebAssembly Interpreter Written Purely in Java with Zero Native Dependencies

    Recently, multiple languages have begun supporting compilation to WebAssembly (Wasm), allowing developers to build real polyglot systems. Chicory is a Wasm interpreter for the JVM with zero native dependencies and can run on any JVM. As wazero in the Go ecosystem, Chicory promises developers to safely interact with libraries written in any language supported by the Wasm ecosystem.

  • JEP 457: Streamlining Java Development with the Class-File API

    JEP 457, Class-File API (Preview), has been Integrated into JDK 22, proposing a new API for parsing, generating, and transforming Java class files. This API will initially replace ASM within the JDK with plans for a public API. Goetz, the Java language architect at Oracle, described ASM as outdated and provided details on the API's evolution.

  • Java News Roundup: New JEP Candidates, Azul, Gradle 8.4, QCon San Francisco, Devoxx Belgium

    This week's Java roundup for October 2nd, 2023, features news from OpenJDK, JDK 22, Azul Code Inventory, Spring Shell 3.1.4, 3.0.8 and 2.1.13, JNoSQL 1.0.2, Quarkus 3.4.2, Micronaut 4.1.3, Hibernate Search 6.2.2, PrimeFaces 12.0.6, 11.0.12, 10.0.19 and 8.0.24, Maven 3.9.5, Camel 3.20.7, Tomcat Native 1.2.39, Testcontainers 1.19.1, JBang 0.111.0, Gradle 8.4, QCon San Francisco and Devoxx Belgium.

  • OpenJDK's JEP 451: Balancing Serviceability and Integrity in JVM

    JEP 451, Prepare to Disallow the Dynamic Loading of Agents, has been completed from Target status for JDK 21. This JEP has evolved from its original intent to disallow the dynamic loading of agents into a running JVM by default to issue warnings when agents are dynamically loaded into a running JVM.

  • Java News Roundup: JNoSQL 1.0, Liberica NIK 23.0, Micronaut 4.0-RC2, Log4j 3.0-Alpha1, KCDC, JCON

    This week's Java roundup for June 19th, 2023, features news from JDK 22, JDK 21, updates to: Spring Boot; Spring Security; Spring Vault; Spring for GraphQL; Spring Authorization Server and Spring Modulith; Liberica NIK 23.0, Semeru 20.0.1, Micronaut 4.0-RC2 and 3.9.4, JNoSQL 1.0, Vert.x 4.4.4, updates to: Apache Tomcat, Camel, Log4j and JMeter; JHipster Lite 0.35, KCDC 2023 and JCON Europe 2023.

  • Java News Roundup: JEPs for JDK 21, Hibernate Reactive 2.0, Payara Named CVE Numbering Authority

    This week's Java roundup for May 29th, 2023, features news from OpenJDK, JDK 21, GlassFish 7.0.5, Payara, Open Liberty 23.0.0.5, IBM Semeru Runtimes, Micronaut 4.0-M6, Quarkus 3.1, Hibernate ORM 6.2.4, Hibernate Reactive 2.0, Hibernate Search 6.2.Beta1, Camel Quarkus 3.0-M2, Camel 3.14.8, Tomcat Native 2.0.4 and 1.2.37, Ktor 2.3.1, Multik 0.2.2, JobRunr 6.2.1, JDKMon 17.0.63 and Gradle 8.2-RC1.

  • Java News Roundup: Java Turns 28, Payara Platform, Micronaut 4.0-M5, Spring Updates, JHipster Lite

    This week's Java roundup for May 22nd, 2023, features news from OpenJDK, JDK 21, Spring Cloud 2022.0.3, Spring Shell 3.1.0, 3.0.4 and 2.1.10, Spring Security Kerberos 2.0-RC2, Payara Platform, Quarkus 3.0.4 and 2.13.8, WildFly 28.0.1, Micronaut 4.0-M5, Helidon 2.6.1, MicroStream 8.1.0, Apache Camel 3.20.5, JDKMon 17.0.61, JHipster Lite 0.33.0, Java’s 28th Birthday and Azul State of Java survey.

  • Java News Roundup: Azul Zulu Support for CRaC, Spring Boot Updates Mitigate CVEs, OpenJDK JEPs

    This week's Java roundup for May 15th, 2023 features news from OpenJDK, JDK 21, Azul Zulu, point releases of Spring Boot, Spring Security, Spring Security Kerberos, Spring Integration, Spring Batch, Spring for GraphQL, Spring Authorization Server, Spring LDAP, Micronaut, Open Liberty, TornadoVM, Hibernate ORM, Apache TomEE, Apache Tika, OpenXava, JBang, JDKMon and Spring I/O conference.

  • JEP 444: Virtual Threads Arrive in JDK 21, Ushering a New Era of Concurrency

    JEP 444, Virtual Threads, was promoted from Candidate to Proposed to Target status for JDK 21. This feature offers a lightweight threading model to simplify the creation, management, and monitoring of high-throughput concurrent Java applications, allowing developers to efficiently handle millions of tasks and make better use of system resources.

  • SapMachine Vitals Provides Operating System and JVM Statistics

    SapMachine Vitals provides a monitoring tool that keeps a condensed history of operating system and JVM statistics. The feature is always on and may be used to retrieve information such as heap usage, Metaspace size, container memory statistics and limits, the number of classes loaded and the amount of threads spawned.

  • Static Java Current State: Compiled Native Executables for Startup Speed and Small Footprint

    Java’s long lasting motto of write once, run everywhere, seems to be adapting to the cloud native era. With the need for faster boot time and lower footprint, Static Java is gaining traction. To better understand the benefits and implications of adopting Static Java, InfoQ reached out to Dan Heidinga, principal software engineer at Red Hat.

  • Interview with Magnus Madsen about the Flix Programming Language

    Flix, an open-source programming language inspired by many programming languages, enables developers to write code in a functional, imperative or logic style. Flix looks like Scala, uses a type system based on Hindley-Milner and a concurrency model inspired by Go. The JVM language supports unique features such as the polymorphic effect system and Datalog constraints.

  • Service Overload Detection and Remediation at LinkedIn

    LinkedIn recently published how it handles overload detection and remediation in its microservices. Its solution, Hodor, provides an adaptive solution that works out of the box with no configuration. It is a platform-agnostic mechanism to run overload detectors and load shedders inside the monitored process that samples load and sheds traffic from within the application's processing chain.

  • GraalVM 22.0 Released with Native Image Improvements

    GraalVM, a polyglot virtual machine that provides a shared runtime to execute applications written in multiple languages, has released version 22.0 with many native image improvements. The native image builder utility comes with significant improvements to speed up build times, reduce image sizes, utilize less memory to build & run images, and provide deep insights into image generation process.

  • GraalVM 21.3 Supports Java 17

    Oracle Labs released GraalVM 21.3, featuring support for Java 17 and JDK Flight Recorder (JFR) for low-overhead production profiling of native Java executables. Compared to version 21.1 from April 2021, this release creates 14% smaller native executables for Spring PetClinic JDBC with 20% less build time. The release runs applications faster and begins to support the Java Platform Module System.

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