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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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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Compiling Lambda Expressions: Scala vs. Java 8

Lambda expressions have taken the programming world by storm in the last few years. Most modern languages have adopted them as a fundamental part of functional programming. JVM based ...
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Java vs. Native Agents – The Powerful Things They Do

What you should know before installing an agent, and how it affects your code When building a scalable server-side application we spend considerable amount of time thinking about how ...
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We Analyzed 30,000 GitHub Projects – Here Are The Top 100 Libraries in Java, JS and Ruby

One of the biggest dilemmas developers face every day is which software libraries to use. Go with the hot new framework or the “boring” tried-and-tested one that’s been around ...
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5 Coding Hacks to Reduce GC Overhead

In this post we’ll look at five ways in which we can use efficient coding to help our garbage collector spend less CPU time allocating and freeing memory, and reduce GC overhead. ...
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