Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we celebrated 25 years of Java, spoke to seven experts about continuous delivery and continuous integration, learned more about the open source platform Grafana, and found out that Rust is once again the most beloved programming language.
This article by Ram Lakshmanan examines an example of how to troubleshoot a CPU spike within a major trading application in North America. See what was causing the issue, how it was fixed, and what lessons you can take away.
Java is turning 25 years old! Here’s a tribute to keeping the tradition of Java programming alive and well. This article takes a look back at the history of the programming language, how it transformed an era, and how it excels today in multiple spheres.
Follow this tutorial and learn how to make a simple game using Kree Java. Learn how to create a scene, create a GameObject, add components to the GameObject, gather input from a user, create custom components, generate random numbers, and detect collisions.
The move from Mercurial to Git and GitHub is imminent. With Java 16, the remaining projects – including the JDK itself – will finally move. Mercurial has been under criticism for some time now and Project Skara has presented clear results, the two corresponding JEPs have now been earmarked for Java 16. Let’s take a closer look.
Spring Boot version 2.3 is here and it includes a long list of dependency upgrades, an update for Spring Data, Docker support additions, new features, and more. See what’s new and find out how to upgrade to the latest version of Spring Boot.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we took a closer look at two new JEPs, developer productivity during quarantine, and how to stay connected during these times. And also, if you have been wondering how exactly Eclipse Theia differs from Visual Studio Code, we’ve got you covered.
Another day, another JEP. The goal of JEP 380 is to introduce support for Unix-domain socket features that are common to the major Unix platforms and Windows. This will be achieved by adding a handful of API elements. Let’s take a closer look.
Working with BDA in Java relies on a number of tools. Most of these are open source, and when used together they form a BDA stack that provides a powerful level of functionality. This article examines some of the top tools.
Our webinar series Devs@Home brings IT experts into your (home) office. On Thursday, May 14th at 13:00 CEST, Ram Lakshmanan will be putting 7 JVM arguments (out of over 1,000 in total) into the spotlight and showing us how they can be useful when coding our applications.
Text blocks were added to Java as a preview feature in JDK 13. With JDK 14 the feature was previewed for a second time with the addition of two more escape clauses. Now, text blocks will be a full-fledged feature in JDK 15 because the community is in agreement: text blocks are ready. Let’s take a closer look.
A competitor recently published a microbenchmark comparing the performance of their stack to Quarkus. The Quarkus team feels this microbenchmark shouldn’t be taken at face value because it wasn’t making a like-to-like comparison leading to incorrect conclusions. Both of the two frameworks under comparison support reactive processing. Reactive processing enables running the business logic directly on the IO thread, which ultimately performs better in microbenchmark focusing on response time and concurrency. The microbenchmark should have been written so that both frameworks (or neither framework) obtain this benefit. Anyway, this turns out to be a very interesting topic and good information for Quarkus users, so read on.
Every month, we take a look back at our top ten most clicked topics. Last month was packed full of exciting stories, interviews, and new releases: We welcomed the new versions of Visual Studio Code and Node.js, looked into trending programming languages and GitHub projects, and highlighted seven important JVM arguments.