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A categorized list of all Java and JVM features since JDK 8 to 16

Since the release of version 8, up to version 16, Java is shaped by 180 JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs), each of which brings some improvement to the platform. The author exposes here the most important improvements

A categorized list of all Java and JVM features since JDK 8 to 16

Lyra - enabling voice calls for the next billion users

Google introduced a new audio codec using machine learning to produce high-quality voice calls. It has been recently opensourced.

Lyra - enabling voice calls for the next billion users

One of the last software company war is over.

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed Google a major win in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle, ruling that the use of the Java programming language for the Android mobile operating system was “fair use.”

Google prevails over Oracle in key Supreme Court copyright case

Why Senior Engineers Hate Coding Interviews

Some compelling arguments for not doing a coding interview for a senior engineer. Lots of posts about this topic recently give insights why it is not the best tool to evaluate an engineer.

Why Senior Engineers Hate Coding Interviews

Java in K8s: how we’ve reduced memory usage without changing any code

Title says it all. A good investigation on memory consumption by the JVM. And, no spoiler, a reduction solution that I didn’t consider :)

Java in K8s: how we’ve reduced memory usage without changing any code

Google classroom can detect now the originality of submitted work

In addition to checking student work for matches across billions of web pages and books, Google for education can help teachers and aministrators to check for matches against a repository of student work. Using this functionality it should be even harder for students to copy/paste their homework.

School matches are available in originality reports for Education customers


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