JDK 9 Hidden Gems

Mikael Vidstedt and Sandhya Viswanathan talk about JDK 9 optimizations spanning support for larger vectors
01 November 2017   2062

What does JDK 9 mean to you? Modularization is the first thing that comes to mind, but there is a lot more. Come discover less-well-known but important technologies that Oracle has been working on with partners such as Intel to provide a higher-performance, lower-footprint, scalable Java with JDK 9.

This session talks about JDK 9 optimizations spanning support for larger vectors with enhanced vectorization, optimized math libraries, cryptography and compression acceleration, compact strings, new APIs with associated optimized implementation, and many more features that help big data, cloud, microservices, HPC, and FSI applications.

Speakers are:

  • Mikael Vidstedt, JVM Architect, Oracle
  • Sandhya Viswanathan, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

 

Microsoft to Use Chromium for Edge Browser

The company has already placed the repository on GitHub to attract new members to the development of the browser
07 December 2018   147

Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore said that from December 6, 2018, the company will use the Chromium engine in the Microsoft Edge browser. According to him, Microsoft also plans to develop browsers for smartphones and other devices.

The company has already placed the repository on GitHub to attract new members to the development of the browser. Microsoft expects that the transition to the new engine will be a big step in the development of Microsoft Edge. For example, the browser will finally be adapted for macOS.

According to Belfiore, the company plans to improve the project in three areas:

  • Users will get hardware integration, improved browser compatibility with sites and reduced power consumption of devices when using it.
  • Web developers will appreciate the reduced fragmentation of a web platform for testing sites.
  • The corporate IT sector will get the compatibility of old and new Windows applications that run in the browser.

He noted that during the year the company would work “under the hood” of Microsoft Edge, and named several key stages of this process. For example, the transition to a platform compatible with the Chromium engine for developing a desktop version of the browser. It is also planned that most platforms and all versions of Windows will support Microsoft Edge.