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Are Static Imports Becoming Increasingly Accepted in Java?

There was a time when the use of the word ain’t was widely considered unacceptable, at least in polite society. Indeed, at that time (and perhaps still today), many people did ...
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Using Delayed queues in practice

Often there are use cases when you have some kind of work or job queue and there is a need not to handle each work item or job immediately but with some delay. For example, if user ...
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Why Math.round(0.499999999999999917) rounds to 1 on Java 6

Overview There are two types of error representation error and arithmetic rounding error which are common in floating point calculations. These two error combine in this simple example, ...
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Java 7 #8: NIO.2 File Channels on the test bench

Another blog post about new JDK 7 features. This time I am writing about the new AnsynchronousFileChannel class. I am analyzing the new JDK 7 features in depth for a couple of weeks ...
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Exception Handling Guidelines & Best Practices

Let’s review some basic exception design guidelines, summarized from Object Design: Roles, Responsibilities, and Collaborations (Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Alan McKean, Addison-Wesley, ...
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Java 7’s Support for Suppressed Exceptions

A new constructor and two new methods were added to the Throwable class (parent of Exception and Error classes) in JDK 7. The new constructor and two new methods were added to support ...
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Seven NetBeans Hints for Modernizing Java Code

In the post Seven Indispensable NetBeans Java Hints, I talked about using NetBeans hints in general and then focused on seven hints in particular. The seven hints emphasized in that ...
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Java 7 – Project Coin Decompiled

Hi all, it’s time to start writing in 2012. As you may have seen already in other blogs, there are a few changes that can make your developer life a lot easier when programming ...
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Java Heap Space – JRockit and IBM VM

This article will provide you with an overview of the JRockit Java Heap Space vs. the HotSpot VM. It will also provide you some background on Oracle future plans regarding JRockit ...
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JVM: How to analyze Thread Dump

This article will teach you how to analyze a JVM Thread Dump and pinpoint the root cause of your problem(s). From my perspective, Thread Dump analysis is the most important skillset ...
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