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Alibaba open sourced their own JDK8

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Adopt Open JDK

OpenJDK builds which allows to choose between HotSpot and OpenJ9.
Featured Library // Category JVM and JDK

Java 12 Released !!!

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Efficient reliable unicast and multicast message transport.
Featured Library // Category Messaging

Apache FOP vs Apache PDFBox

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  • Apache FOP - Creates PDF from XSL-FO.
  • Apache PDFBox - Toolbox for creating and manipulating PDF.

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Road routing engine. Used as Java library or standalone web service.
Featured Library // Category Geospatial

Improve your stream collector-fu

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Thymeleaf vs FreeMarker

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  • Thymeleaf - Aims to be a substitute for JSP and works for XML files in general.
  • FreeMarker - General templating engine without any heavyweight or opinionated dependencies.

MapStruct vs ModelMapper

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  • MapStruct - Code generator which simplifies mappings between different bean types, based on a convention over configuration approach.
  • ModelMapper - ModelMapper is an intelligent object mapping library that automatically maps objects to each other.


Distributed data store that implements data synchronization, sharding, scaling, and replication. In addition, it provides a SQL-based syntax to execute queries across a cluster.
Featured Library // Category Database

Akka vs Vert.x

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  • Akka - Toolkit and runtime for building concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications.
  • Vert.x - Polyglot event-driven application framework.

New OpenJDK Project: Project Tsan

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OrientDB is the first Multi-Model DBMS with Document & Graph engine. OrientDB can run distributed (Multi-Master), supports SQL, ACID Transactions, Full-Text indexing, Reactive Queries and has a small memory footprint. OrientDB is licensed with Apache 2 license and the development is driven by OrientDB LTD and a worldwide Open Source community.
Featured Library // Category Database

IntelliJ: New Themes and Custom Themes Support!

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  • Final vs Immutable data structures in Java
  • Announcing: JavaFX 12
  • JVM Anatomy Quark #24: Object Alignment
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Parse, modify and generate Java code.
Featured Library // Category Development

Jtwig vs Thymeleaf

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  • Jtwig - Modular, configurable and fully tested template engine.
  • Thymeleaf - Aims to be a substitute for JSP and works for XML files in general.

Lagom vs Axon Framework

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  • Lagom - Framework for creating microservice-based systems.
  • Axon Framework - Framework for creating CQRS applications.


Highly scalable in-memory datagrid.
Featured Library // Category Distributed Applications

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MockServer vs WireMock

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  • MockServer - Allows mocking of systems that are integrated with HTTP/S.
  • WireMock - Stubbs and mocks web services.

Dependency injection in Vert.x with Dagger 2

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Small SQL Database notable for its in-memory functionality.
Featured Library // Category Database

Announcing: JavaFX 12

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SDKMan vs jenv

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  • SDKMan - Java Version Manager inspired by RVM and rbenv. Supports UNIX-based platforms and Windows.
  • jenv - Java Version Manager inspired by rbenv. Can configure globally or per project. Tested on Debian and Mac OS X.

Error Prone

Catches common programming mistakes as compile-time errors.
Featured Library // Category Code Analysis

JVM Anatomy Quark #24: Object Alignment

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Easy Rules vs Drools

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  • Easy Rules - The simple, stupid Java rules engine
  • Drools - Drools Expert is the rule engine and Drools Fusion does complex event processing (CEP).