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  • Java InfoQ Trends Report—September 2020

    This article provides a summary of how the InfoQ editorial team currently sees the adoption of technology and emerging trends within the Java space in 2020. We focus on Java the language, as well as related languages like Kotlin and Scala, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and Java-based frameworks and utilities.

  • Understanding Classic Java Garbage Collection

    Java Garbage Collection remains a topic of major interest even after 25 years. Many developers are still confused about the fundamentals of the topic, even of the most widely-used implementation (Parallel on Java 8).

  • Containers in 2019: They're Calling it a [Hypervisor] Comeback

    The 2019 news cycle within the "cloud native" corner of the world has been abuzz with a word previously thought outmoded by the rapid rise of containers: “hypervisor.” This article explores the motivations behind this, focusing on security, user experience, and isolation flexibility, and concludes by speculating on the future direction of development within the cloud and container industry.

  • Java InfoQ Trends Report - July 2019

    The InfoQ Java trend report provides an overview of technology adoption and commentary on how we see the Java and JVM-related space evolving in 2019. Key developments include the release of Java 13, the rise of non-HotSpot JVMs and the evolution of GraalVM, and the changing landscape of Java microservice frameworks.

  • Book Review: Optimizing Java

    InfoQ reviewed the book Optimizing Java, a comprehensive in-depth look at performance tuning in the Java programming language written by Java industry experts, Ben Evans, James Gough and Chris Newland. InfoQ spoke to the authors for more insights on their experiences, learnings and obstacles in authoring this book.

  • Getting to Know Graal, the New Java JIT Compiler

    Oracle have released Graal, a new JIT compiler for Java. For Java developers, Graal can be thought of as several separate but connected projects - it is a new JIT compiler for HotSpot, and also a new polyglot virtual machine, GraalVM. The initial release includes support for JVM bytecode and JavaScript with LLVM, Ruby and R in beta.

  • InfoQ Call for Articles

    InfoQ provides software engineers with the opportunity to share experiences gained using innovator and early adopter stage techniques and technologies with the wider industry. We are always on the lookout for quality articles and we encourage practitioners and domain experts to submit feature-length (2,000 to 3,000 word) papers that are timely, educational and practical.

  • Q&A with Elton Stoneman on Migrating Workloads and Running Docker on Windows

    These are still early days for Docker on Windows but the possibilities in terms of workloads keeps growing. InfoQ spoke with Elton Stoneman, author of the book Docker on Windows, and speaker at the recent WinOps conference, to understand how to run containers on Windows and which kind of workloads are a good choice for migration.

  • Under The Hood with the JVM's Automatic Resource Management

    The deprecation of Object::finalize is an unusual step for the Java ecosystem. We dive deep into the Hotspot JVM to see how it works. We also compare it to RAII and the Java 7, try-with-resources syntax. The article contrasts these very different approaches to automatic resource management, and explains why TWR should be used in place of finalization by application programmers.

  • The Three Generations of AWS

    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.

  • What the JIT!? Anatomy of the OpenJDK HotSpot VM

    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.

  • Top 10 Performance Mistakes

    Martin Thompson, co-founder of LMAX, keynoted at QCon São Paulo 2016, outlining the top 10 performance related mistakes that he has encountered in production.

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