All things Java
Friday, January 10, 2020 by Richard Harris
In an age when there is a constant demand for new, especially when it comes to technology, some things continue to stand the test of time. Java, for example, has been around for decades, but it is still the go-to programming language for untold numbers of developers. In fact, the language has never fallen below No. 2 on the Tiobe Index, and as of August 2019, it was No....
Ballerina cloud native programming language launches
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The growth of digital services, mobile apps, and connected devices are creating an explosion of endpoints, from APIs to events, data streams, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets. Developers today need a more modern and agile approach to connect to these endpoints than a traditional centralized enterprise service bus (ESB) can offer. Ballerina 1.0, n...
Java vs. Kotlin: The raging debate
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Ashish Parmar
Java and has been around for 22 years and was the go-to language for Android developers until recently. Experts state that it could become obsolete even with the latest Java 8, mostly because of its endless try-catch blocks, verbose syntax, lack of support for functional programming features, null-unsafety and the notorious NullPointerException. Also, Java was created t...
What It Means to Supercharge Analytics
Friday, March 11, 2016 by Travis Oliphant
Making the process faster is one thing. We recently compiled our Python distribution with Intel MKL, so that Anaconda works up to 7x faster. We added Microsoft R Open to our R-Essentials package for customers to get a high performance version of R that can also be used with Intel MKL. What really puts the rocket fuel into analytics; however, is a connected ecosyste...
New Puppet Enterprise Platform Offers Distributed Application Orchestration
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by Richard Harris
Puppet Enterprise is releasing a new platform, Puppet Application Orchestration, which will be available later this year. It offers a new application orchestration solution to help companies deliver, install, configure and maintain distributed applications. It offers a simplified application orchestration process which offers customers the opportunity to model dist...
AppDynamics Offers New Application Performance Monitoring Platform for Microservices
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
AppDynamics is introducing a new application performance management (APM) offering designed for enterprises incorporating microservices in their application architecture. This new offering provides end-to-end monitoring for microservices architectures, including the ability to trace transactions across hundreds of microservice calls in production environments.The introd...
Oracle Announces Most Significant Java Update in the History of the Platform
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Richard Harris
Oracle has released Java 8, which they say is “the most significant Java technology release.” Oracle is announcing Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java Platform, Micro Edition 8 (Java ME 8) and the related releases of Oracle's Java Embedded products. JDK 8 is a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 8 Platform Specification, wh...
New ReadyNow From Azul Systems Solves The Java Warmup Problem
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Unique New Technology Included in Zing That Ensures Peak System Performance at Market Open and During Other Critical Times Azul Systems®, Inc. has announced ReadyNow!, revolutionary new technology that solves the “warm-up” problem prevalent in many Java applications. ReadyNow! is included in the latest version of Azul’s Zing runtime for Java, version 5.9, and ensures pe...
Introducing a Pure LUA JVM luje
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
luje is an experimental (read: toy) Java virtual machine written in pure
Lua. It works by compiling Java bytecode into Lua scripts on-the-fly and
then running them using Mike Pall's LuaJIT
2. The result is an extremely fast but incredibly lightweight Java
virtual machine which can outperform Sun's Hotspot in some situations.Right now it excels at anything which invo...