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Microsoft Build of OpenJDK – July 2023 Release

Hi Java community! We are happy to announce the latest July 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. All binaries are available on their...

Microsoft Build of OpenJDK – April 2023 Release

We are happy to announce the latest April 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. Check our release notes page for details on fixes and enhancements. As a ...

Embracing Virtual Threads: Migration Tips for Java Developers

As a Java developer, you may have already heard about virtual threads, a powerful feature introduced in Project Loom. Virtual threads provide a lightweight alternative to traditional threads, making writing scalable and efficient concurrent code easier. In this blog post, we will discuss migration tips for Java developers who want to make the ...

End to End Java on Azure, Episode 1: Introduction and Context

I’m excited to announce an idea that that came to me late last year and that I’m making official now: over the next several weeks, I’ll be building – and sharing – a distributed system of applications to show off some incredibly cool and useful things developers can do with Spring Boot, Java, and various parts of the Azure ecosystem...

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...