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Announcing Microsoft Build of OpenJDK
Announcing Microsoft Build of OpenJDK
Today we are excited to announce the preview of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, a new Long-Term Support (LTS) distribution of OpenJDK that is open source and available for free for anyone to deploy anywhere. It includes binaries for Java 11, based on OpenJDK 11.0.10, on x64 server and desktop environments on macOS, Linux, and Windows.
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – May 2022
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – May 2022
Hi everyone, welcome to the May update of Visual Studio Code Java. In this month's update, we are going to share exciting improvements to our user experience regarding signature help and code completion as well as new Gradle features. Let's get started! Signature Help Improvement Signature Help displays the signature of a method in a tooltip...
Debugging a JVM Crash for LinkedIn – Part 2
Debugging a JVM Crash for LinkedIn – Part 2
Introduction Welcome to Part 2 of our investigation into a JVM crash for LinkedIn. This blog post continues the investigation we began in Debugging a JVM Crash for LinkedIn - Part 1. In Part 1, we analyzed the HotSpot error log file to identify the instruction where the JVM crashed. As a reminder, this series will be broken down as ...
Debugging a JVM Crash for LinkedIn – Part 1
Debugging a JVM Crash for LinkedIn – Part 1
Introduction As part of the work we do in the Java Engineering Group we provide support to many first- and third-party customers of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, particularly those who run Java workloads on Azure. One of our largest customers is LinkedIn. In the past couple of years our group has worked with LinkedIn to assist with their...
Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ Update – April 2022
Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ Update – April 2022
Welcome to our new blog series for Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ. Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ is a plugin that allows you to easily create, develop, configure, test, and deploy Java applications to Azure. Our goal of this blog series is to keep you posted on the latest product updates, features and other exciting news. In this first blog post, we...
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – April 2022
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – April 2022
Hi everyone, welcome to the April update of Visual Studio Code Java. This time we are bringing you many exciting updates regarding our fundamental experience improvement including Java 18 support, inlay hints for parameter names, new language server status UX, lambda expression support in debugging and so on. Let's get into it. Microsoft ...
Java 17 and Tomcat 10.0 available on Azure App Service
Java 17 and Tomcat 10.0 available on Azure App Service
Earlier this year we reported that the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK was coming to Azure App Service in an upcoming platform update. That update has now rolled out to all regions and includes Java 17 and Tomcat 10.0, which are both brand new on App Service! These runtimes are now generally available for both Linux and Windows on App Service. ...
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – March 2022
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – March 2022
Hi everyone, welcome to the March update of Visual Studio Code Java. This time we are going to bring you some recent update regarding our code completion optimization, Maven improvements and pre-release version of our Java extensions. Let's get right into it! More shortcuts to generate code snippets Because our language support for Java is ...
Join us at Microsoft JDConf 2022
Join us at Microsoft JDConf 2022
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.
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – February 2022
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – February 2022
Hi everyone, welcome to the February update of Visual Studio Code Java and this time we have a special edition for education! Many schools are back in session after the winter holidays, and in order to provide student and educators a better experience using Java on Visual Studio Code this semester, we have been making a series of improvements ...
Additions and Updates to Microsoft Build of OpenJDK
Additions and Updates to Microsoft Build of OpenJDK
Today we are excited to share two new additions to the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK family of LTS (Long Term Support) binaries: OpenJDK 11 and OpenJDK 17 binaries for Alpine Linux, and OpenJDK 11 for macOS on Apple Silicon. Other platforms have also been updated to the latest versions of OpenJDK following the tags 11.0.14 and 17.0.2. As ...