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Oracle Java Subscriptions: Clearing the Confusion

By |2023-01-09T14:06:25+11:00January, 2023|Tags: , , |

This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been a popular resource for simple explanation to what has occurred with Java. With the start of 2023, many changes have occurred and we have updated the 2018 article accordingly. For example, in 2018, JDK 7 was still supported by Oracle and JDK 17 LTS had not been released, in 2023 Oracle no longer support JDK 7 and JDK 17 [...]

Two Dangers of Oracle Java SE You Need To Be Aware Of

By |2021-06-07T22:11:15+10:00September, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Oracle’s Java SE is the largest commercially supported distribution of Java due to the extensive use of Java within the Oracle product set. The version of Java will determine the extent Oracle will support it – and to whom it will support. Since the changes from Oracle’s Java SE from freeware (with exceptions) to requiring a commercial subscription, there are two aspects that you need to be aware of [...]

Reliable Java OpenJDK Builds

By |2021-06-08T09:47:41+10:00July, 2019|Tags: , , |

Where you source your OpenJDK from can be important. As more and more ‘supply chain’ attacks become prevalent, organisations need to ensure that they source their open-source software from reputable and reliable sources. Azul has just released the ‘Zulu Community’ for Java JDK 6 onwards, providing you a reliable source of OpenJDK builds. https://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu-community/ Being OpenJDK, it is free to download and use without restrictions, has both 32 and 64-bit [...]

Java Mission Control for OpenJDK 8 and 11

By |2021-06-15T17:24:18+10:00July, 2019|Tags: , , |

Zulu Mission Control is powerful open source Java performance management, monitoring, and profiling tool for Java Open JDK 8 & 11. Monitor Java applications live in production without impacting performance. Perform detailed analysis and troubleshooting using Flight Recorder logs from prior runs. Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, has announced the general availability of Zulu Mission Control v7.0. Based on the OpenJDK Mission Control project, Zulu Mission [...]

Forming a Java Support Strategy

By |2021-06-08T13:17:07+10:00January, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Not sure where to start in setting a strategy for Java in your organisation ? Some devs have some great ideas but don't know if that will apply across the enterprise ? With the recent changes to the Java landscape, organisations have had it thrust upon them to form a Java strategy - in both deployment as well as support. The alternative is to do nothing and let it all [...]

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