Improved startup with syntax server

Java on VS Code April update includes Java 14 support

The monthly update for Java on Visual Studio Code has arrived from Microsoft. The April 2020 update includes support for Java 14, new performance upgrades, previews for proposed upcoming changes, and much more. See what’s new.

New extensions, HTTP/2 support, & more

Quarkus 1.4.1.Final deprecates Java 8

Quarkus 1.4.1.Final arrived with several new features. This version deprecates Java 8; users are now recommended to use Java 11. It also introduced a new FaaS framework and a new command mode for building command line apps.

Slow startup and large footprint will be a thing of the past

Project Leyden to bring static images to the Java platform and JDK

Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, Mark Reinhold, has written a call for discussion proposing a new project, Project Leyden, that will address the long-term pain points of Java’s slow startup time, slow time to peak performance, and large footprint. It will do this by introducing static images to the Java platform and JDK. Let’s take a closer look.

It's a JEP!

JEP 376: ZGC – Concurrent Thread-Stack Processing

Almost there – Garbage collection with the Z Garbage Collector is almost completely free of infamous safepoint operations. Stack processing is the only thing not really running in a concurrent phase yet. JEP 376 addresses exactly this problem and should finally put an end to unnecessary pauses. Let’s take a closer look.

Better together

Integrating Python with Java

Python is an object-oriented scripting language, which automatically makes it a good pair for Java. But when combined with a Python interpreter written entirely in Java, like Jython, you could do things like write entire applets in Python.

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7 JVM arguments of highly effective applications

There are way too many JVM arguments for anyone to digest and comprehend. The grand total might easily be more than 1,000 JVM arguments! In this article, we are highlighting seven important JVM arguments that you may find useful and what their positive impacts are.