Three years after Microsoft acquired jClarity, Martjin Verburg presented at Devoxx UK on how reliant Microsoft is on Java. If the two didn’t seem to fit on the same page, the reality is different: Microsoft runs 2 M JVMs in production for internal purposes, 50+ Android apps, and Azure’s internal systems and Minecraft are built in Java. Moreover, Microsoft is committed to moving Java forward.
Java is seeing a Renaissance period after it seemed to lose the cloud native stage to younger platforms. The Java ecosystem seems to be an express lane towards innovation, with many ongoing projects aiming to make it cloud friendlier, provide support at the language level and improve its runtime. Mark Little, VP of engineering at RedHat, zoomed in on these efforts in his Devoxx UK talk.
This week’s Java roundup for May 9th, 2022, features news from OpenJDK, JEPs targeted for JDK 19, Project Lilliput milestone release, Spring Framework 5.3.20 and 5.2.22, Open Liberty 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124-beta, Quarkus 2.9.0.Final, Apache Camel Quarkus 2.9.0, WildFly Preview 27 Alpha1, Hibernate Search 6.1.5, JobRunr 5.1.1, Piranha 22.5.0, Failsafe 3.2.4, Micronaut survey results and Devoxx UK.
Join us for the second Microsoft JDConf event on May 4 – 5, 2022. JDConf is a virtual, Java focused conference where developers can come together to share interesting topics and stay engaged. Learn about the latest cloud development trends, best practices, tips, tricks, and more. Our goal with this event is to highlight external speakers and showcase the great work that’s going on across the Java community.
Microservices on Kubernetes are the native Java sweet spot: they have the most significant framework and Java runtime overhead. Native Java needs more effort to build, debug, test, deploy & profile. The application framework should fully support native Java in production. Native Java adoption can be incremental. But a native Java application only works if all its libraries support native Java.