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Improving OpenJDK Scalar Replacement – Part 2/3

In the previous part of this blog series, we explored the foundational concepts and purpose of scalar replacement (SR) in OpenJDK, laying the groundwork for understanding how this optimization can boost the performance of Java applications. Now, in the second installment of the series, we shift our focus to the specific enhancements that we ...

Jakarta EE on Azure – June 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the June 2024 update for Jakarta EE on Azure. The June update covers the following topics: Microsoft partners with Jakarta EE application server vendors to create Azure Marketplace offers. These Marketplace offers have Solution Templates and Base Images which allow customers to quickly deploy their software...

Using Java with ACA dynamic sessions

Have you ever needed to just run your Java code in an instant-on container in the cloud without the hassle of managing your own Kubernetes server?  How about having access to Open AI code interpreter built-in to that container and billed on a consumption basis? About Azure Container Apps and dynamic sessions Azure Container Apps (ACA) ...

Improved Performance of TLS 1.3 in Java JDK 8

Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 is the latest version of the TLS protocol, built on the foundation of its predecessors, with significant improvements in terms of security, performance, and simplicity. TLS 1.3 is widely considered one of the most secure network protocols currently available. Support for TLS 1.3 across Microsoft Azure has ...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – May 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the May update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will introduce our getting started guide for Java on Azure Container Apps. We hope you enjoy these updates and have a smooth experience with our Azure toolkit. Please download and install the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ. Let’s get started. Azure Toolkit for...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – May 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the May update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to share an exciting new AI related feature for Java developers on Visual Studio Code. In addition, there will be several important Spring updates, so let's get started. Rewriting your Java code with Copilot-based suggestions As our code ...

Improving OpenJDK Scalar Replacement – Part 1/3

Scalar replacement (SR) is a powerful optimization technique in OpenJDK that aims to enhance the performance of Java applications by breaking down complex objects into simpler, more manageable scalar variables. In this three-part blog series, we will delve into the intricacies of scalar replacement and the enhancements we've contributed to the...

Announcing Java on Azure Container Apps Support for Java on Azure Developer Tools

During Build 2024, it was announced that Azure Container Apps now offers a rich set of operational capabilities for Java Developers. (Full details on this blog). We are excited to share that Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ has provided support for Java on Azure Container Apps(Java on ACA) with flexible deployment options. With this support, Java ...