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Using Java 7 in (a small) production - and my new personal blog

Posted by fabriziogiudici on September 9, 2011 at 1:25 AM PDT

The past week Markus Eisele notified that on Aug 31 an new release of JDK 1.7.0 was released, fixing the bugs that caused so much noise a few months ago. One month ago I started adding JDK 7-based jobs to my Hudson, to check compatibility of my projects. So far, so good (I only had to upgrade a dependency to Lombok to get the fix for an incompatibility with the Java 7 compiler). So, after a further week of manual tests at home, I've decided to move my new site hosting to Java 7. It's a very simple setup, with Jetty directly serving my websites by means of my new, ultraweight CMS - it sounds as the good, first small step for using JDK 7 in production. It already handles blueBill Mobile, Stopping Down, the revived Tidalwave website (whose contents are being redesigned from scratch) and my new personal blog; further sites will be moved in the week end.

So far so good. I've only seen a PermGen OOM, which could have probably occurred with JDK 6 too (I didn't do any tuning of the JVM so far).

PS For what concerns my new personal blog, I'm not moving away from here. It's just a place for things that aren't Java or photography.

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