Using Java 9 Modularization to Ship Zero-Dependency Native Apps

“Why can’t I just build an .EXE?“ When Java was first introduced, mainstream programming languages mostly either compiled to standalone executables (e.g. C/C++, COBOL), or else ran in an interpreter (e.g. Perl, Tcl). For many programmers, Java’s need for … Read more


Measuring Time: From Java to Kernel and Back

Problem Statement Even the most basic problems become interesting when you dig deep enough. Today, I would like to do a deep dive into measuring time in Java. We will start with the very basics of the Java API and gradually move lower in our stack: throug... (more…)

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High-Performance Java Persistence Tips (SQL)

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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