Understanding Weak References in Java

Some time ago I was interviewing candidates for a Senior Java Engineer position. Among the many questions I asked was “What can you tell me about weak…

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Recent Innovations in the Java Platform

In this eMag we want to showcase some of the smaller Java features that have been delivered and reached their final form in recent releases. Language evolution comes in both large and small packages (and sometimes the smaller ones are really stepping ston... (more…)

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