Identifying a high-CPU Java Thread


High CPU utilization Java application Every now and then we find ourselves in sitations when a single Java process is consuming a high percentage of CPU. After investigating and ruling out high CPU because of continuous GC cycles or other pathogenic reasons, we find ourselves in a situation that we…

Python UnPickling in Java


Sometimes, applications, are necessary to interact with the serialized form of a different language. This usually happens in the persistence layer. Ideally, the form chosen for persistence should be cross platform (i.e protobufs), but unfortunately the reality is that sometimes the developer has no control over it or he/she needs…

JShell


As of now, Java 9 official release date is 27.07.2017. According to openJDK mailing list the push back was due to the most anticipated feature of Java 9, which is the modularisation of the JDK or commonly known as Project Jigsaw. (more…)

JDK Evolution


I know for fact that many people (especially in the financial technology industry) are very skeptical when a new version of Java is released. People, actually persist to update their Java version (even the JRE version) for many years. There are a lot of places that are still using Java…

Being a polyglot developer


Throughout my professional career i have mainly used object oriented, statically typed programming languages. The likes of Java and C# were ideal for big scale projects. Such languages have a massive active community behind them, developing frameworks, tools, writing articles about it and responding to questions in online forums. Hence…