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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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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5 techniques to improve your server logging

In the recent time we’ve seen a plethora of tools that help you make sense of your logs. Open-source projects such as Scribe and LogStash, on-premise tools like Splunk, and hosted ...
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Java, Scala, Guava and Trove Collections – How Much Data Can They Hold?

 One of the fascinating things about our data structures is that even though we’re so familiar with them, it’s still hard for us to tell exactly how many items something as basic ...
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