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Microsoft Build of OpenJDK – January 2023 Release

We are happy to announce the latest January 2023 patch & security update release for the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK. See the release notes for detailed changes present in the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK binaries. And download or install the binaries today. Below you can find the usual updates from the OpenJDK upstream community...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – December 2022

Hi everyone, welcome back to the December update of Java on Azure Tooling. Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone in advance. In this update, we will introduce the new Code Sample feature for Azure SDK Reference Book. Besides, we have made some improvements in the integration with Function Core Tools, Data Sources and Drivers. To use these new ...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – November 2022

Hi everyone, welcome back to the November update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will introduce remote debugging support of Azure Spring Apps and Azure Function Apps. In addition, we have made some enhancements for users to configure App Settings more easily. Please download and install the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ. We hope you ...

What’s the deal with humongous objects in Java?

As a Software Engineer in Microsoft’s Java Engineering Group, part of my job is to analyze and improve the performance of Java’s garbage collectors. As a Java application runs, the garbage collector is responsible for allocating objects on the heap and freeing up heap space when those objects are no longer live. In this blog post, I’ll ...

Microsoft Build of OpenJDK – October 2022 PSU Release

We are happy to announce the latest patch & security update release for the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK. You can find the usual updates from the OpenJDK upstream community: And you can also see the additional work that our team has put in place in our builds through the release notes. Starting with this release, developers can ...

A Concise Guide to Using Multiple Azure Storage Accounts from a Single Spring Boot Application

Spring projects in general are opinionated: 80-90% of use cases are handled "by default", and code is often much more concise than would be required otherwise due to Spring's preference of convention over configuration. These and other "opinions" can result in dramatically less code to write and maintain and as a result, more focused impact...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – August 2022

Hi everyone, welcome back to August update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will introduce the AKS support and Virtual Machine support. In addition, we make some improvements for users to search for subscriptions and find our tutorials easily. We hope these features could improve your user experience. So let us get started. ...

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 is broken down as follows...

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...

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.