Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

March 4, 2015

Via: itCurated

With a planned update to Java today, Oracle looks to improve memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability.

Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 (JDK 8u40), which arrives nearly a year after the introduction of Java SE 8 itself, touches up the popular enterprise application platform in a number of ways, including garbage collection, for memory management. Garbage collection enhancements would limit the likelihood of long pauses while system resources are freed. Reliance on full garbage collections for class unloading or other critical operations has been reduced.

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