Haven’t seen this mentioned on the various JavaOne blogs, one of the more interesting things to come out of J2SE 1.5 (Tiger) is going to be the ‘util.concurrent‘ package that Doug Lea has been working on. I attended an excellent excellent session yesterday entitled “Writing a Scalable Server“. The presenter used (I think) some of the ideas from Doug Lea’s software, including such things as “selectors” and “pooled executors”. The result of the discussion was that Mark Reinhold was able to closely mimic the performance of an Apache web server using a server he wrote in Java, albeit with some additional memory usage.

Doug Lea is here, although I missed his session on Monday. Bummed about that.

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