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April 04, 2014

Java 8 Adoption Poll Results

Results suggest a great interest in the new features, perhaps even a pent-up demand for them.

April 03, 2014

Java and Network Port Restrictions

I've recently run into issues running JavaDB or Apache Derby with the latest Java SE 1.6 and Java SE 7 updates and now with Java SE 8.

March 31, 2014

Java SE 8 Beyond Lambdas: The Big Picture

In addition to Lambdas, Java 8 features changes to the way annotations are handled, array processing, VM size, garbage collection, and so much more.

JVM Languages

JVM Languages Feature Articles RSS

Tail Call Optimization and Java

Java 8 requires functional languages to optimize their own tail calls for the time being. What exactly does that involve?

Android on x86: Java Native Interface and the Android Native Development Kit

JNI and the Android Native Development Kit work together to complete the mapping between Java and C/C++ and enhance performance

Java 8 Arrives!

One of the biggest updates ever to a major language finally ships, delivering many new and very interesting features.

Lambda Expressions in Java 8

The single most important change in Java 8 enables faster, clearer coding and opens the door to functional programming. Here's how it works.

Parallel Array Operations in Java 8

The new release of Java makes it simple to perform parallel operations on arrays — leading to substantially better performance with minimal additional code.

JVM Languages News RSS

Azul Extends Zulu Runtime for Java to Java 8

Commercialized build of OpenJDK supports latest versions of Java

Microsoft Lauds Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 1.0 Beta

S. Somasegar has been blogging again, and it's good news for Node.js junkies

Ada-Java Mix In AdaCore GNAT Pro 7.2 for Android

Development environment extends support for ARM platforms

Oracle Java 8 Launched with Lambda Expressions for Parallelism

The new Java positioned for convergence across the stack and for parallelism

NetBeans IDE 8.0 Arrives

Out-of-the-box code analyzers and editors for Java 8

JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 Includes Support For Java 8

New tools for Android development plus editor enhancements

Azul ReadyNow! Blasts Heat On Java "Warm-Up" Problem

Part of Azul's Zing runtime for Java version 5.9

Load Impact Plug-In For TeamCity

Developers always know if their recent changes were good or bad for performance

Azul Does Large Nodes In Big Data

Azul Zing certified with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

A PaaS With "Deep Support" For .NET and Java

Apprenda 5.0 PaaS has streamlined developer portal

Events of Interest

May 7-8. Santa Clara, CA. Internet of Things Developers Conference

May 7-8. Santa Clara, CA. Multicore Developers Conference

May 12-16. Atlanta, GA. OpenStack Summit

May 21-23. Menlo Park, CA. DConf 2014

May-June. Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester, Scotland. The UK Device Developers' Conference series

June 9-10. Stockholm, Sweden. Erlang User Conference

July 7-10. Berlin, Germany. UberConf Europe Java Ecosystem conference

July 28-August 1. Orlando, FL. Agile2014 Orlando

September 23-24. San Francisco, CA. Designers of Things Conference

November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference

Videos of Past Events

September 2013. JavaOne

September 2013. SpringOne 2GX

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference

May 2013. Google I/O

March 2013. GPU Technology Conference

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

September 2012. Intel Developer Forum

August 2012. VMWorld

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit