Java 1.5 and ColdFusion
Sun rolled out Release Candidate 1 for Java 1.5 (or J2SE 5) yesterday, so what goodies are in it for ColdFusion Developers?
- AMD 64 Support - this means that ColdFusion will be running in 64 bit mode instead of 32 bit mode on AMD 64bit processors. This is supported on SuSe linux and Windows 2003.
- Improved Virtual Machine Performance - Improved Parallel Garbage Collector that adapts to the memory needs of the application. Sort of like an auto tuning feature.
- API for Monitoring and Managing the JVM - You can query for peak memory usage, access to all memory/cpu info for the server, Garbage collection info, you can create Memory Notification events, and more.
- High Precision Timing Support - nanosecond granularity time source
- Other Language Features and API support - there are lots more API and language features that are useful if your using Java with ColdFusion, check out the release notes.
The J2SE 5 Release notes were here: java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/relnotes/features.html. This is why I have always been a big fan of Macromedia's decision to move to Java. They have several other companies working on optimizing the platform (Java) on which ColdFusion runs.
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Java 1.5 and ColdFusion was first published on September 03, 2004.
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