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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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Azul Systems and Gil Tene, CTO and Co-Founder, Named "JCP Member of the Year" at JavaOne

by Charles Humble Follow 697 Followers on  Oct 02, 2013

Azul Systems and Gil Tene have been named Java Community Process (JCP) Member of the Year at the JavaOne 2013 conference, held last week in San Francisco. The award recognizes the corporate or individual member who has made the most positive impact on the Java community in the past year.

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Azul Systems Releases Zulu, an OpenJDK Build for Windows Azure At JavaOne

by Charles Humble Follow 697 Followers on  Oct 02, 2013

Following an announcement of their partnership in July this year, Azul Systems and Microsoft Open Technologies have now release a GA version of Zulu for Windows Azure. Licensed under the terms of the GPLv2 open source license with the ClassPath Exception, Zulu is an OpenJDK-based JVM for Windows Server on the Windows Azure Cloud.

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Ceylon Is Feature Complete

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 26, 2013 4

Gavin King, leader of the Ceylon project, has announced the availability of M6 release, which has also been tagged as Ceylon 1.0 Beta, the language been considered feature complete. This release includes complete language specification, a command-line toolset – compilers for JVM and JavaScript VMs, documentation compiler –, an SDK, and an Eclipse-based IDE.

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JRuby 9K Expected in 2014 Ready for Production

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 23, 2013 3

Charles Nutter, one of the lead developers of JRuby, announced the release of version 9000 (9K) in 2014. The new release targets the same feature set as Ruby MRI 2.0 and possibly 2.1 as well. Better performance, concurrency support and overall availability and portability provided by the use of the JVM can make this version suitable for production systems.

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Scaling Twitter to New Peaks

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 26, 2013

For many of us Twitter has become an essential communications utility. Since experiencing scalability problems in 2010, Twitter has moved to a loosely coupled service oriented architecture based on the JVM, allowing it new levels of scalability and feature agility. Twitter engineering recently reported a new record throughput and took time out to describe their new architecture.

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Azul Systems release Zing Platform Edition for WebSphere Application Server

by Victor Grazi Follow 17 Followers on  May 17, 2013

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.

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