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Thread local storage in Java

One of the rarely known features among developers is Thread-local storage.  The idea is simple and need for it comes in  scenarios where we need data that is … well local for ...
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Own your heap: Iterate class instances with JVMTI

Today I want to talk about a different Java that most of us don’t see and use every day, to be more exact about lower level bindings, some native code and how to perform some small ...
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Developers want to be heard

How often have you been in this situation?You’re in a meeting with the team and you’re all discussing the implementation of a new feature. The group seems to be converging ...
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How (NOT TO) measure latency

Latency is defined astime interval between the stimulation and responseand is a value which is of importance in many computer systems (financial systems, games, websites, etc). ...
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Detecting (write) failures when using memory mapped files in Java

Memory mapped files are a good and often overlooked tool. I won’t go into the details here on how they work (use the force Google Luke!), but I will  quickly summarize their advantages:lazy ...
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Reactive Cassandra

Or an adventure on reading data reactively from Cassandra. Overview Let’s first try to define what reactive means from programming point of view. Functional reactive programming ...
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Java, the Steam controller and me

Do you ever wondered if you could use existing stuff for something new? I saw some footage of the so-called ‘Steam controller’ (SC from now on) and looked at my game pad. ...
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Big Data the ‘reactive’ way

A metatrend going on in the IT industry is a shift from query-based, batch oriented systems to (soft) realtime updated systems. While this is associated with financial trading only, ...
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(Part 2 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al

This is a continuation of the previous post titled (Part 1 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al. Without any ...
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ArrayList vs LinkedList

I must confess the title of this post is a little bit catchy. I have recently read this blog post and this is a good summary of  discussions & debates about this subject. But this ...
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