Why Jenkins still continuously serves developers

For an estimated 15 million developers, Jenkins is synonymous with countless iterations of collectible stickers of the iconic, non-assuming butler that have adorned their laptops all over the world. The butler is representative of the ubiquitous open source continuous integration (CI) technology that has quietly automated an endless set of Read more…

Introducing Heapothesys, an open source Java GC latency benchmark with predictable allocation rates

The Amazon Corretto team introduces the open source Heapothesys benchmark, a synthetic workload that simulates fundamental application characteristics that affect garbage collector (GC) latency. The benchmark creates and tests GC load scenarios defined by object allocation rates, heap occupancy, and JVM flags, then reports the resulting JVM pauses. OpenJDK developers Read more…