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Kotlin 2017 Roundup and 2018 Outlook

by Kesha Williams Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

Since the release of Kotlin 1.1 in March 2017 by JetBrains, Kotlin has made huge gains in adoption all around the world. 2017 brought many exciting announcements, and the momentum continues into 2018. InfoQ recently sat down with Hadi Hariri, the team lead for developer advocacy at JetBrains.

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Google Introduces Low-Priced Preemptible GPUs for Their Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Google announces the beta release of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) attached to Preemptible Virtual Machines (VMs) in their cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers can now attach NVIDIA K80 and NVIDIA P100 GPUs to Preemptible VMs for respectively 0.22 and 0.73 dollar cent per GPU hour, 50 percent cheaper than GPUs connected to on-demand instances.

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.NET WebAssembly Support an Ongoing Experiment

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

WebAssembly now ships on by default in the four major browsers and the .NET community continues to push forward to provide .NET developers the ability to compile their to WebAssembly and run it in the browser.

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Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

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JavaOne Keynote: IBM on OpenJ9 and Open Liberty; Java Community in The Matrix

by Matt Raible Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 23, 2017

The JavaOne Community Keynote started with IBM talking about and demonstrating its latest contributions to open source: OpenJ9, Open Liberty, and MicroProfile. John Duimovich, IBM distinguished engineer, kicked things off with a presentation titled "IBM and Java: Powering the next generation of innovation". After IBM, Stephen Chin took the stage to finish the Java Community Keynote.

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LLVM Has Documented the PDB Format, Complete with PDB to YAML Conversion

by Jonathan Allen Follow 386 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

LLVM can now generate PDB files, allowing the use of Windows debugging tools. In addition, they have documented the format and created tooling for analyzing with and generating PDB files from YAML.

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Azul Systems Launches Falcon, a New Just-in-Time Compiler for Java, Based on LLVM

by Charles Humble Follow 552 Followers , Victor Grazi Follow 14 Followers on  May 02, 2017 1

Azul Systems has today announced the immediate availability of Zing 17.03, with full support for Azul’s new Falcon just-in-time (JIT) compiler based on LLVM and designed to replace the C2 compiler used in prior versions of Zing, as well as in Oracle HotSpot and OpenJDK. Falcon is the first new production JIT compiler available for Java SE since C2 was introduced at JavaOne in 1997.

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The Last Frontier in Java Performance: Remove the Garbage Collector

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 01, 2017 13

A new JEP draft has been filed to create a no-op garbage collector: a GC that doesn't actually reclaim memory. This is aimed at aiding JVM implementers and researches and, to a lesser extent, ultra-performant applications that generate little to no garbage. If the JEP goes ahead, the new GC would be available together with the existing ones, and would have no effect unless explicitly activated.

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LLD, LLVM’s New Linker, Coming to LLVM 4

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

LLD, which touts great performance improvements over GCC ld, will be included in LLVM 4 rc1 and enabled by default. Although the new linker is already able to build a running FreeBSD/amd64 base system, its inclusion in LLVM is still experimental and could be set back in rc2 if it causes problems.

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MIT Extended LLVM IR to Enable Better Optimization of Parallel Programs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 06, 2017

Researchers at MIT have been working on a fork of LLVM to explore a new approach to optimizing parallel code by embedding fork-join parallelism directly into the compiler’s intermediate representation (IR). This, the researchers maintain, makes it possible to leverage most of the IR-level serial optimizations for parallel programs.

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Java 9 Enters First Bug Fixing Round

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017 4

Java 9 is now officially feature complete, meaning the first bug-fixing phase has started. HTTP/2 Client didn't make it on time for the deadline and has been downgraded to an incubating feature. Since the objective now is to prepare Java 9 for general availability in July, it is very unlikely that any new JEP will be added at this point.

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JVMs Across the Data Center and Twitter's JDK

by Dylan Raithel Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 08, 2016

The Twitter Sponsored Solutions track at QConSF2016 features an engineering talk on JVMs Across the Data Center and unveils an in-house OpenJDK fork, the Twitter-JDK, with noted potential open-sourcing or release to broader public.

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Using Cloud Sandboxes to “Shift Left” Testing within Production-Like Environments

by Daniel Bryant Follow 443 Followers on  Oct 16, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Joan Wrabetz, CTO at Quali, and discussed the role ‘cloud sandboxes’ can take within the modern software development lifecycle (SDLC). Cloud sandboxes allow a user to create and publish replicas of infrastructure and application configurations for on-demand usage. The primary use cases for cloud sandboxes include development and quality assurance testing.

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Ahead-of-Time (AOT) Compilation May Come to OpenJDK HotSpot in Java 9

by Monica Beckwith Follow 392 Followers on  Oct 01, 2016

OpenJDK HotSpot may get Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation as early as Java 9. InfoQ covers the proposal submitted in September 2016.

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JavaOne 2016: IBM’s Keynote – Accelerating Innovation with Java

by Monica Beckwith Follow 392 Followers on  Sep 28, 2016 1

IBM had many innovative news to share this year at their keynote at Java One. InfoQ was there to cover their keynote.

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