When building a new system on AWS we are faced with three architectural choices around application packaging, runtime service and load balancing service. This article looks at these three options, and concludes that the Amazon EC2 Container Service provides the best architectural option for today's applications.
If you've ever wondered what happens when your bytecode executes, join former Oracle G1GC performance-lead Monica Beckwith in her guided tour of just-in-time (JIT) compilation and runtime optimizations in OpenJDK HotSpot VM.
In this article Rafael Winterhalter, creator of the bytecode manipulation tool Byte Buddy, provides detailed guidance on how to easily create Java agents using Byte Buddy.
When Apple released Xcode 7, they also enabled applications to be distributed to the AppStore through bitcode, instead of per-processor target files. InfoQ looks under the covers at what Bitcode is.
The authors discuss an approach that uses TCP SYN packets for OS ﬁngerprinting to detect the presence of unauthorized OSs in an enterprise. 3
Overwhelmed the flood of new languages and libraries? JNBridge helps alleviate developer fatigue by mixing the libraries you know with the language you are learning.
A resolution to the debate around dropping sun.misc.Unsafe and other private APIs in Java 9 is now on the table. The big question remains: What will a post sun.misc.Unsafe world look like? 7
Few developers ever work with Java bytecode directly, but bytecode format is not difficult to grok. In this article Rafael Winterhalter takes us on a tour of Java bytecode & some of its capabilities.
Java is defined by the Java Language Spec, but the resulting bytecode is defined by a completely separate standard. This article looks at the structure of class files and how to create them directly.
In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.
Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.