Catching Java Assertion Errors

The Java Java assert statement can be used for conditionally checking program invariants. Assertions are enabled or disabled with the desired level of granularity by Java Virtual Machine flags, as … Read more

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This section gives a short history of Java’s evolution. It is based on various published sources (most importantly an interview with Java’s creators in the July 1995 issue of Sun World’s online magazine). Java goes back to 1991, when a group of Sun engine... (more…)

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New Relic – The State of Java Report

While self-reported data suggests that running the latest and greatest JVM in production is the way forward, the recent report by New Relic (which monitors real JVMs in production) suggests that the Java landscape is dominated by Java 8, and to a lesser e... (more…)

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High-Performance Java Persistence Tips

Introduction A high-performance data access layer requires a lot of knowledge about database internals, JDBC, JPA, Hibernate, and this post summarizes some of the most important techniques you can use to optimize your enterprise application. 1. SQL statem... (more…)

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AWS Signs Java ‘father’ James Gosling

Amazon Web Services has added another computer science heavyweight to its employee roster. James Gosling, often referred to as the “Father of Java,” announced on Facebook Monday that he would be joining the cloud provider as a distinguished engineer. ... (more…)

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