Re: Java 8 Lambda binary snapshot
- From: Robert Klemme <shortcutter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:28:51 +0100
On 14.11.2011 15:45, Lew wrote:
Arved Sandstrom wrote:What actually holds us back with adoption of recent Java (JDK/JRE)
versions is not any particular reluctance on the part of most
clients to keep up with the Joneses in that respect, but because
they are very conservative with all their major software (like app
servers)...which if it's not certified for a later Java means we
can't move to it.
That's just the same phenomenon - "not certified for a later Java"
means that someone was unwilling to move to that later Java until it
Why don't the vendors certify for the later Java in anything less
than five years?
It's the same question. Pushing it back one level doesn't answer
One reason might be the partial failure of the promise of GC. What I mean is this: when introduced to GC the usual message is that it is better than manual memory management and with it software will be more robust (i.e. not throwing cores, some may even claim that there are no memory leaks) by having the JVM decide when to collect which garbage. Also, developers will be more productive etc. This works remarkably well in a number of situations.
However, the enterprise world often has more demanding requirements (such as dealing with large memory *and* low latency at the same time). Whoever went through the exercise of tuning GC settings (of which there are plenty - just execute  on your favorite JVM) for such an application will be very reluctant to switch to a new Java version (or other garbage collector for that matter). If you have found a set of settings with which your application works reliably as expected then you are not easily giving it up because the cost to go through the testing, measuring etc. with a new JVM can be significant.
 Find out all the options:
$ java -XX:+UnlockExperimentalVMOptions -XX:+PrintFlagsFinal -version
remember.guy do |as, often| as.you_can - without end
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