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LLVM 3.8 Discontinues Old Windows Versions, Deprecates Autoconf, Improves Clang

by on  Mar 11, 2016

The LLVM team has announced the release of LLVM, which includes a few major deprecations, new C API headers, and Clang 3.8.

jClarity Releases Censum 3.0

by on  Feb 29, 2016

Censum, the Java garbage collection analysis tool by jClarity, has reached version 3.0. The main new features of the new version include the ability to analyse Safepoint logs, new graphs showcasing the behaviour of the G1 garbage collector, and a set of analytics to highlight whenever applications force to much OS activity.

JetBrains Releases Kotlin 1.0

by on  Feb 18, 2016

JetBrains has announced the first stable release of Kotlin, their new JVM-based language compatible with Android. As the maker indicates, the language is meant to be a "good tool", driving design decisions towards pragmatism and interoperability. The language promises to address many of the issues that can only be fixed in Java through libraries and external tools.

Microsoft Announces Azure Price Cut

by on  Jan 23, 2016

In a recent Microsoft Azure blog post, the company announced a price cut due in early February. This announcement follows an Amazon announcement on January 5th, 2016 which saw price cuts to Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 C4, M4 and R3 virtual machine instances.

Amazon Announces EC2 Dedicated Hosts Availability

by on  Dec 23, 2015

Last month, Amazon announced EC2 Dedicated Hosts are now generally available. Amazon initially discussed EC2 Dedicated Hosts at its Re:Invent conference in October. Using this new service, customers will have the ability to map Virtual Machines (VMs) to a physical host which runs in AWS.

Oracle Confirms Delayed Schedule for Java 9

by on  Dec 23, 2015 1

In a recent communication, Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, suggested a six-month delay for the general availability of Java 9 so as to allow some extra time to finish project Jigsaw. After deliberation, the delay was accepted, setting the general availability of Java 9 to March 2017.

Java 9 Delayed By 6 Months?

by on  Dec 01, 2015 3

Oracle's Java Chief Architect Mark Reinhold has proposed delaying the release of Java 9 for 6 months to allow for more complete testing of the modularity features at the heart of the release.

Microsoft Azure Scale Sets in Public Preview

by on  Nov 24, 2015

In a recent blog post, Mark Russinovich, cto of Microsoft Azure, announced a public preview feature called Azure Scale Sets. Azure Scale Sets are an Azure Compute resource which allow you to deploy and manage a group of virtual machines (VMs) as a collective group, or set.

Lightweight, Embeddable VM Avian Supports 64-Bit iOS Devices

by on  Nov 02, 2015 2

Avian is a lightweight, portable, embeddable virtual machine that aims to support a reduced subset of Java on iOS alongside Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Version 1.2 added support for ARM64 on Linux and iOS.

Elixir Hits 1.1, Brings new APIs, Build-time Improvements

by on  Oct 10, 2015

One year after hitting 1.0, Elixir 1.1 is out. It brings new public APIs, performance improvements, and tooling improvements. InfoQ has spoken with José Valim, Elixir’s creator.

Google Preemptible Virtual Machines are now out of Beta

by on  Sep 20, 2015

A few months after its beta launch, Google has announced the general availability of preemptible virtual machines as part of the Google Compute Engine cloud. Preemptible VMs have a lower price than other types of VMs that Google offers, but they can be shut down at any moment by Google with a 30 sec warning.

OpenBSD to Receive Native Hypervisor

by on  Sep 01, 2015

OpenBSD has long-lacked support to host virtual machines on the X86/X64 platforms. OpenBSD developer Mike Larkin seeks to change that through his new project to bring a native hypervisor to this operating system, giving it the ability to host virtual machines natively.

The Go 1.5 Compiler and Runtime are Written in Go

by on  Aug 21, 2015 4

Go 1.5 has a complete tool chain written in Go, a quicker garbage collector and runs a goroutine on each available CPU.

QCon SF 2015 Update: Workshops at a glance (Nov 19-20)

by on  Aug 13, 2015

At QCon San Francisco, we offer two days of workshops (Nov 19-20). Workshops focus on developing the technical skills that leverage technologies you heard about from our expert practitioners during the conference sessions. Here is a glimpse at some of the experts you can learn from QCon SF ‘15 workshops.

Frege: a Haskell-like Language for the JVM

by on  Aug 12, 2015 1

Frege, named after the German mathematician Gottlob Frege, is a purely functional, strongly typed language for the JVM that is so similar to Haskell that “most idiomatic Haskell code will run unmodified or with only minimal, obvious adaptions”. InfoQ has spoken with Ingo Wechsung, Frege’s creator.

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