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Announcing Microsoft Build of OpenJDK 21

Today we are excited to share the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK 21 binaries for download. The release of Java 21, which includes both Language and Virtual Machine specifications changes, contains a series of features that sets Java 21 apart from many previous releases. Similarly to how Java 5 changed Java development with the introduction of ...

Elevating Java Development in Visual Studio Code: Experience the new Build Server for Gradle

Introducing Build Server for Gradle In recent years, Gradle has become one of the most popular Java build tools due to its flexibility in configuring build processes and its powerful extensibility. In Visual Studio Code, users can import Gradle projects into their workspace for development. However, there are some areas where support for ...

Reliable Web App Pattern on Azure for Java

To help you understand and use the RWA pattern, we’ve created a comprehensive collection of materials that describe it in full. You can review the documentation and access the production-quality and ready-to-deploy web application - Reference Implementation. The Reliable Web App Pattern We’re excited to announce the release of a new ...

Microsoft at Devoxx Belgium 2023: Pioneering the Future of Java with Intelligent Apps

Microsoft is thrilled to be part of the 20th edition of Devoxx Belgium from October 2-6, in Antwerp, Belgium. Last year's event attracted over 3,200 attendees, and this year is shaping up to be equally impactful. The conference will cover Cloud, Big Data, Security, Architecture, Programming Languages, and importantly, the evolving fields of AI...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – August 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to the August update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will introduce new application-centric view support to help developers manage and connect resources in one Project view and deployment status improvement for Azure App Service. We hope you like this feature and enjoy smooth experience with our Azure toolkit...

Java on Visual Studio Code – August 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to our August update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to provide you more improvements about de-compiler support. Additionally, we are going to show creating Maven projects without archetype and important code highlighting bug fix. Let's get started! More Decompiler Support Improvements When we ...

How Tiered Compilation works in OpenJDK

The OpenJDK HotSpot runtime system is a complex piece of software that employs several techniques to optimize the execution of Java programs on the fly. The system is composed of two different compilers, one interpreter and several different Garbage Collectors, among several other components. These compilers are orchestrated in a tiered ...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – June 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to the June update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will introduce Azure Spring Apps Standard Consumption and Dedicated plan support and Local Storage Account (Azurite) support. We hope you like these features and enjoy a smooth experience with our Azure toolkit. Please download and install the Azure Toolkit ...

Java on Visual Studio Code – July 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to our July update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to provide you an exciting update about our improved decompiler functionality. Additionally, we are going to do a deep-dive into our code completion. Let's get started! Decompiler Experience Upgrade Java decompiler is essential for ...