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Leveraging Nashorn at Netflix

by Matt Raible Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 26, 2015 1

Netflix recently hosted the Silicon Valley Java User Group to talk about Nashorn, "The Hidden Weapon of JDK 8." In this presentation the Netflix Partner Tools team described how they’ve started leveraging JavaScript in their services.

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Plumbr Shifts Focus to Become a JVM Monitoring Solution

by Simon Maple Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 15, 2014 1

Plumbr shift its flagship product from a memory-leak tool to a JVM monitoring solution, adding thread contention detection, inefficient GC behaviour monitoring, and historical JVM data. InfoQ talks with Pritt Potter about this decision.

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More Java 9 Features Announced

by Ben Evans Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 19, 2014 17

Oracle have announced more features to be delivered as part of JDK 9, including Unified JVM Logging and fine-grained control over the JIT compiler. Primitive specialization of generics is pushed out to JDK 10, however.

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Oracle Commit to Java Modularity

by Ben Evans Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 17, 2014 4

Oracle have announced the second set of enhancement proposals (known as JEPs) that will deliver features for Java 9, including major news about Java modularity.

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The Future of Scala

by Matt Raible Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 27, 2014 1

The Scala Team recently published a "Scala: Next Steps" article describing the future of the language, and detailing the features of the next three major Scala releases and main goals: to make the language and its libraries simpler to understand, more robust, and better performing.

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Oracle Announces First Java 9 Features

by Ben Evans Follow 17 Followers on  Aug 18, 2014

Oracle has announced the first set of enhancement proposals that will deliver features for Java 9. They include HTTP/2 support, enhanced JSON support and a first step towards modularity.

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Java 8 Update 11 Broke Third Party Tools

by Ben Evans Follow 17 Followers on  Aug 01, 2014

Oracle's latest update to Java, 8 update 11, introduced a breaking change that has affected a range of third-party tools, including JRebel, Groovy and Google's Guice library.

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Apache Log4j 2.0 - Worth the Upgrade?

by Matt Raible Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 31, 2014 8

The Apache Software Foundation recently announced the General Availability of Log4j 2.0, containing many performance improvements over its predecessor Log4j 1.x. Years in the making, this release was written from scratch, and gained its inspiration from existing logging solutions such as Log4j 1.x and java.util.logging.

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Oracle Launches Project Valhalla for Java

by Ben Evans Follow 17 Followers on  Jul 28, 2014 12

Oracle launches Project Valhalla to experiment with advanced features for the JVM and Java language, including a major revision of Java's approach to generic types.

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Groovy 2.3 gets a much faster JSON Parser

by Matt Raible Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 30, 2014 2

Groovy 2.3 will ship with one of the fastest JSON parsers on the JVM, according to Rick Hightower, the ubiquitous consultant and author.

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Azul ReadyNow! Seeks to Eliminate JVM Warm-up

by Victor Grazi Follow 17 Followers on  Mar 18, 2014

Azul Systems announces the release of ReadyNow! in the latest version of Azul's Zing runtime for Java. Includes a series of algorithms designed to obviate the need for "warming-up" the Java Virtual Machine.

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Scala Turns Ten Today

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 20, 2014

Ten years ago today, the first release of the Scala language was announced on the comp.lang.scala newsgroup. It's come a long way in ten years; what will the next ten years be like? InfoQ looks back.

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A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 30, 2013

On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.

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Oracle Releases Videos and Slides from the 2013 JVM Language Summit

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 15, 2013 1

Oracle have released videos and slides from the 2013 JVM Language Summit, which saw uses of the JVM from the biggest data to the smallest mobiles, and future performance advances in the JVM runtime. Read on to find out more about what was covered.

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Mission Control and Flight Recorder on HotSpot JVM

by Fabian Lange Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 10, 2013 7

Since the Java 7 Update 40 release, Mission Control and Flight Recorder are shipped with the JDK. Mission Control is the starting place for monitoring, management and troubleshooting, while Flight Recorder is the facility to collect and evaluate profiling data. Both tools have been available for JRockit and are now finally ported to HotSpot.

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