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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 796 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 796 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 7 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 10 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 19 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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LMAX Exchange Getting Up To 50% Improvement in Latency From Azul's Zing JVM

by Charles Humble Follow 796 Followers on  May 07, 2013

Developers at the LMAX Exchange, an execution venue for trading FX established in the City of London in October 2010, have begun testing Azul's Zing JVM as a way of improving their already impressive response times and throughput rates.

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Will Java 8 Solve PermGen OutOfMemoryError?

by Fabian Lange Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 06, 2013 11

As part of Oracle's ongoing project to merge the HotSpot and JRockit codebases, Oracle has announced that they will remove PermGen from the Java 8 version of the HotSpot JVM. The effects of the removal of PermGen can now be checked with Java 8 Early Access builds, it is time to find out if all PermGen problems have been resolved.

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Community-Driven Research: What's Your Next JVM Language?

by Dio Synodinos Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 27, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 12th question: "What's Your Next JVM Language?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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Community-Driven Research: What Are Your Priorities for Java and the JVM?

by Dio Synodinos Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 07, 2012 1

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a second question about "What Are Your Priorities for Java and the JVM?". This is part of our new service that we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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Azul Offers Free Zing JVM to Open Source Community Projects

by Charles Humble Follow 796 Followers on  Aug 06, 2012 1

Azul Systems have announced that they are making their pauseless Zing JVM freely available to Open Source developers and projects for use in development and testing.

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CRaSH: An Extensible Command Line Shell For Monitoring A Running JVM

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 27, 2012 2

The Common ReusAble SHell (CRaSH) is an interactive shell (with history support and autocompletion) that attaches to a running JVM and can execute several commands for retrieving JVM statistics or changing JVM internals on the fly. It can be used for remote monitoring and administration of existing Java applications and it is fully extensible via custom Groovy scripts.

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vert.x – JVM Polyglot Alternative to Node.js

by Dio Synodinos Follow 3 Followers on  May 04, 2012 8

Vert.x is a framework for the next generation of asynchronous, scalable, concurrent applications, which aims to provide an alternative to Node.js for the JVM. It allows developers to write their application using JavaScript, Ruby, Groovy, Java or even mix and match.

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Java 7u4 Brings Support for OSX

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  May 02, 2012 2

With the release of Java 7u4, Oracle has finally provided an OSX install of the JDK and JavaFX SDK. The update also brings new features, such as the G1 garbage collector and the JCMD diagnostic framework. Read on to find out more.

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Rich Hickey Speaks on Datomic at Clojure/West

by Michael Floyd Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 19, 2012 1

Rich Hickey spoke at the Clojure/West conference last weekend about his newest venture, Datomic, which he describes as “a distributed database designed to enable scalable, flexible and intelligent applications, running on cloud architectures.” Datomic sits on Amazon’s DynamoDB, and embeds Datalog, a subset of Prolog, to move queries into the application.

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