In this newsletter we try to calculate the meaning of life, with surprising results.
Java 7 removes the Swing Event Dispatch Thread (EDT) hack that allowed us to specify an uncaught exception handler for the EDT using a system property sun.awt.exception.handler.
In this newsletter, we present a little performance puzzler, written by Kirk Pepperdine. What is happening with this system? There is only one explanation and it can be discovered by just looking at the stack trace.
Did you know that it possible to "try" to synchronize a monitor? In this newsletter we demonstrate how this can be used to avoid deadlocks and to keep the wine coming.
In this newsletter we measure the memory requirements of various types of hash maps available in Java. Maps usually need to be threadsafe, but non-blocking is not always the most important requirement.
A quick follow-up to the previous newsletter, to show how the ThisEscape class is compiled, causing the "this" pointer to leak.