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Potential Inlined JDK Classes
Earlier this week, Dan Smith posted "JEP draft: Identity Warnings for Inline Class Candidates" on the valhalla-spec-experts mailing list. Th...
12-07-2020 23:15:22 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
jcmd Increasingly the Single JDK Command-line Tool to Rule Them All
What would you miss from the JDK command line tools jinfo, jmap, and jstack if those tools were no longer available? I've been a fan of the ...
03-07-2020 00:15:41 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Better NullPointerException Messages Automatic in JDK 15
I discussed long-awaited and highly appreciated improvements to NullPointerException (NPE) messages in the posts "Better Default NullPointer...
29-06-2020 00:04:53 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Tycoon: Ransomware Targeting Java's JIMAGE on Multiple Platforms
The Blackberry Research and Intelligence Team and KPMG's UK Cyber Response Services Team have reported "Threat Spotlight: Tycoon Ransomware ...
05-06-2020 08:19:19 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Octopus Scanner: Java Build Tools and Malware
Alvaro Mu oz recently posted "The Octopus Scanner Malware: Attacking the open source supply chain" on the GitHub Security Lab site. I found ...
01-06-2020 08:33:33 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Exact Absolute Integral Numbers in JDK 15
JDK 15 Early Access Build b18 introduced new methods to the Math and StrictMath classes that will throw ArithmeticException on provided valu...
04-05-2020 07:20:29 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Updates on Valhalla and Amber Records (Mid-February 2020)
Two posts on OpenJDK mailing lists today summarize the status of Project Valhalla and Project Amber's Records. Valhalla Brian Goetz begins h...
19-02-2020 09:08:29 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
JDK 14/JEP 305 instanceof Pattern Matching "Smart Casts"
I generally view the presence of of the instanceof operator in Java code as a "red flag," meaning that it's not necessarily wrong to use ins...
03-02-2020 01:54:11 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Source Code for Effective Java Third Edition Updated to Use Newer Features
Those who have read the Third Edition of Effective Java are likely aware of the source code associated with that book available on GitHub. T...
31-01-2020 12:33:43 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Recent Valhalla News (Late January 2020)
There has been significant discussion, design, implementation, and testing related to aspects of OpenJDK Project Valhalla in recent months, ...
31-01-2020 06:13:55 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners

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