Planet JDKNews and views from the Java SE Development-Kit CommunityVariousMarcus Hirt: Improving the Fidelity of the JFR Method ProfilerMarcus Hirt <div xmlns="">One nice property of the JFR method profiler is that it does not require for the threads to be at safe points for stacks to be sampled. However, since the common case is that stacks will only be walked at safe points, HotSpot normally does not provide metadata for non-safe point parts of the code, […]</div> Marcus2014-09-16T14:13:40ZHenrik Ståhl: Java 8: Not Just For Developers Any MoreHenrik Ståhl <div xmlns=""><p>As with past Java releases such as <a shape="rect" href="">Java 7</a>, Java 8 was first made available through the <a shape="rect" href="">Oracle Technology Network (OTN)</a> to give developers adequate time for testing and certification before being made available on the <a shape="rect" href=""></a> website for end users to download. Java 8 has been <a shape="rect" href="">well-received</a> since its release in March 2014. It was followed by the JDK 8u5 and JDK 8u11 ...</p></div> Henrik Stahl 2014-09-12T06:52:33ZMarcus Hirt: My Sessions at JavaOne 2014Marcus Hirt <div xmlns="">So despite my recent blog of despair, I am now involved in two sessions at JavaOne 2014. Another Oracle session had to be cancelled, which allowed some room for a session on how to use the Java Flight Recorder. There will likely be a guest appearance from another Oracle team on that session too. So […]</div> Marcus2014-09-08T20:33:25ZStephen Colebourne: Oracle RDBMS empty string and nullStephen, <div xmlns=""><p> The Oracle database (RDBMS) has a "wonderful quirk" - it treats null and empty string as one and the same. </p></div> Stephen Colebourne2014-09-07T22:53:00ZAndrew Hughes: IcedTea 2.5.2 Released: Back in the Groovy!Andrew Hughes <div xmlns="">We are pleased to announce the release of IcedTea 2.5.2, “Back in the Groovy”! The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those […]</div> gnu_andrew2014-09-02T03:57:25ZMarcus Hirt: JavaOne 2014 and The Mistake of the YearMarcus Hirt <div xmlns="">Soooo, this was a pretty hectic year. What with the relocation to Switzerland and all. Internally within Oracle I submitted two talks of my own for consideration to JavaOne 2014, plus one together with Oleg Mazurov. They were all internally accepted within Oracle to be submitted to the JavaOne 2014 conference call for papers. Guess […]</div> Marcus2014-08-29T09:26:24Z