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5 ways to force Java garbage collection

A developer can't technically force garbage collection in Java, but it can be made a priority. If you need to free up heap space, here are five ways to prioritize it in the JVM.

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  • Java Flight Recorder

    Java Flight Recorder is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) profiler that gathers performance metrics without placing a significant load on resources.

  • Kebab case

    Kebab case -- or kebab-case -- is a programming variable naming convention where a developer replaces the spaces between words with a dash.

  • Snake case

    Snake case is a naming convention where a developer replaces spaces between words with an underscore.

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Enterprise Java development

Learn about enterprise Java and Java EE applications and software development. Our coverage of enterprise Java development includes the Java programming language; Java virtual machine (JVM) languages like Scala, Groovy and Grails; domain specific languages (DSLs); and other software programming languages.

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  • Kebab case

    Kebab case -- or kebab-case -- is a programming variable naming convention where a developer replaces the spaces between words with a dash.

  • Snake case

    Snake case is a naming convention where a developer replaces spaces between words with an underscore.

  • GraalVM

    GraalVM is a tool for developers to write and execute Java code.

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Java in the cloud

Cloud computing is changing the face of application development. Businesses are finding ways to save on costs and increase scalability with cloud services. The success of web service applications and Software as a Service (SaaS) has led to growing acceptance of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Cloud computing resources provide Java developers with the ability to build out new projects at a low cost and scale up quickly if those Java cloud services are successful. In this section, learn about Java cloud computing and Java Web services applications including Java Web services, cloud application testing and ALM in the cloud.

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Java tools

Java tools and technology help application developers build better code faster. Some Java tools are aimed at increasing the efficiency of applications running on the Java platform in terms of the computing and storage resources necessary to run the application. Other Java technologies are focused on making Java applications more maintainable via modularity and component reuse or other strategies. Still other tools and technologies are designed to make each application developer more effective by increasing communication (collaboration tools) or reducing the need for repetitive boilerplate code (high level abstractions and Java code libraries).

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  • Java Flight Recorder

    Java Flight Recorder is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) profiler that gathers performance metrics without placing a significant load on resources.

  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)

    Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) is an API packaged with the Java SE edition that makes it possible to connect from a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to external, relational database systems.

  • Java virtual machine (JVM)

    A Java virtual machine (JVM), an implementation of the Java Virtual Machine Specification, interprets compiled Java binary code (called bytecode) for a computer's processor (or "hardware platform") so that it can perform a Java program's instructions.

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Java management

Project management is a major component of server-side application development. Having talented coders who are capable of writing intricate and innovative components is not enough. Enterprise applications require architects and software project managers that can oversee Java project management, organizing those talented Java developers into a cohesive development effort. Learn how to better manage an enterprise Java development team with project management tips, development lifecycle tutorials, news and advice on Agile methodologies, and application lifecycle management (ALM) coverage including requirements gathering, design, testing and deployment.

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  • Java Flight Recorder

    Java Flight Recorder is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) profiler that gathers performance metrics without placing a significant load on resources.

  • REST (REpresentational State Transfer)

    REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architectural style for developing web services.

  • git stash

    Git stash is a built-in command with the distributed version control tool in Git that locally stores all the most recent changes in a workspace and resets the state of the workspace to the prior commit state.

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Mobile app dev

Find the latest information on mobile app development strategies in this section. If you're new to mobile applications, learn about various mobile platforms and what it means to be in the cloud. Experts on application development share best practices on mobile deployments and app integration. Find news and advice for mobile capabilities, implementation best practices and application updates.

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  • const

    The const (constant) keyword indicates that the associated variable cannot be changed. Constants are used in many programming languages.

  • exception handler

    In Java, checked exceptions are found when the code is compiled; for the most part, the program should be able to recover from these. Exception handlers are coded to define what the program should do under specified conditions.

  • encapsulation in Java

    Java offers four different "scope" realms--public, protected, private, and package--that can be used to selectively hide data constructs. To achieve encapsulation, the programmer declares the class variables as “private” and then provides what are called public “setter and getter” methods which make it possible to view and modify the variables.

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Modular code

Learn about modular code in this section, including information and resources on modular code tools, restful Web services, Web services specification, Web portal testing, Java server faces and server pages, servlet Java, modular containers and programming code. Also, find there is news and tips on code troubleshooting, Java and JVM performance tuning, software languages, UI patterns and Spring framework. Find expert advice, podcasts and tutorials on a variety of subjects in this section.

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  • embedded Tomcat

    An embedded Tomcat server consists of a single Java web application along with a full Tomcat server distribution, packaged together and compressed into a single JAR, WAR or ZIP file.

  • prettyprint

    Prettyprint is the process of converting and presenting source code or other objects in a legible and attractive way.

  • polyglot programming

    Polyglot programming is the practice of writing code in multiple languages to capture additional functionality and efficiency not available in a single language.

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Architecture

In a three-tiered architecture, the Web tier represents the presentation layer. Of course Web tier architecture leaves out traditional desktop applications and focuses on Web-based applications. Server-side Java developers frequently use Web frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, or JavaServer Faces as well as Java Servlets and other tools to build their Web architecture. In this topic section, find the latest news and information Java Web application frameworks, the Spring framework, Hibernate framework, Java Servlets and more.

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  • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

    HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a text-based approach to describing how content contained within an HTML file is structured.

  • full-stack developer

    A full-stack developer is a type of programmer that has a functional knowledge of all techniques, languages and systems engineering concepts required in software development.

  • CSS (cascading style sheets)

    This definition explains the meaning of CSS (cascading style sheets) and how using them with HTML pages is a user interface (UI) development best practice that complies with the separation of concerns design pattern.

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Web dev tools

Learn about Web developer tools, including Hibernante framework and Java testing frameworks in this topic section. Find the latest news and up-to-date expert analysis on all the latest Web dev tools including the most effective tools for Web and app development, in this section.

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  • Java Flight Recorder

    Java Flight Recorder is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) profiler that gathers performance metrics without placing a significant load on resources.

  • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

    HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a text-based approach to describing how content contained within an HTML file is structured.

  • full-stack developer

    A full-stack developer is a type of programmer that has a functional knowledge of all techniques, languages and systems engineering concepts required in software development.

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  • cyber attack

    A cyber attack is any attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer, computing system or computer network with the intent to ...

  • backdoor (computing)

    A backdoor is a means to access a computer system or encrypted data that bypasses the system's customary security mechanisms.

  • post-quantum cryptography

    Post-quantum cryptography, also called quantum encryption, is the development of cryptographic systems for classical computers ...

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  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

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  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of non-volatile storage technologies.

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

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