About Tal Weiss

Tal is co-founder and CEO at Takipi where he leads a team of hackers that build tools that help fix Java and Scala code in production. His main interests are tools for developers, solving nasty bugs (preferably multi-threaded) and Jazz drumming.

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Supercharged jstack: How to Debug Your Servers at 100mph

A guide for using jstack to debug live Java production servers jstack is like U2 – it’s been with us since the dawn of time, and we can’t seem to be rid of it. Jokes aside, ...
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Garbage Collectors – Serial vs. Parallel vs. CMS vs. G1 (and what’s new in Java 8)

The 4 Java Garbage Collectors – How the Wrong Choice Dramatically Impacts Performance The year is 2014 and there are two things that still remain a mystery to most developers – ...
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Java 8 StampedLocks vs. ReadWriteLocks and Synchronized

Synchronized sections are kind of like visiting your parents-in-law. You want to be there as little as possible. When it comes to locking the rules are the same – you want to spend ...
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10 Features in Java 8 You Haven’t Heard Of

Lambdas lambdas lambdas. That’s all you ever hear about when talking about Java 8. But that’s just one part. Java 8 has a lot of new features – some are powerful new classes and ...
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The 7 Log Management Tools Java Developers Should Know

Splunk vs. Sumo Logic vs. LogStash vs. GrayLog vs. Loggly vs. PaperTrails vs. Splunk>Storm Splunk, Sumo Logic, LogStash, GrayLog, Loggly, PaperTrails – did I miss someone? I’m ...
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Java 8 LongAdders: The Right Way To Manage Concurrent Counters

I just lOvE new toys, and Java 8 has a bunch of them. This time around I want to talk about one of my favourites – concurrent adders. This is a new set of classes for managing counters ...
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15 Must Read Java 8 Tutorials

Java 8 was released last month and is just chock-full of new features and behind-the-scenes optimizations. The internet has been doing quite a good job covering all these new additions ...
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New Parallelism APIs in Java 8: Behind The Glitz and Glamour

I’m a great multi-tasker. Even as I’m writing this post, I can still find room to feel awkward about a remark I made yesterday at a party that had everyone looking at me strange. ...
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The Dark Side Of Lambda Expressions in Java 8

This post may not make me any new friends. Oh well, I was never really popular at school anyway. But let’s get to the point. Java 8’s biggest feature in terms of the language is ...
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5 Features In Java 8 That WILL Change How You Code

Java 8 is packed full of some really exciting features at both the JVM and language level. While some of the features initially envisioned for this release got scoped out or pushed ...
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