Setting up an OpenJ9 Development Environment with Visual Studio Code + Docker + CMake

Setting up a proficient development environment on a large project such as OpenJ9 with so many pieces in play can be a daunting task. Often times, setting up such a development environment and being able to navigate the codebase with familiar tools and with the full power of an IDE is worth the effort in terms of productivity. This blog post will guide you through setting up a development environment with a one-click build trigger, full Intellisense support, and full debugging support using Visual Studio Code, Docker, DevContainers extensions, and CMake.

Developing with Appsody and OpenJ9 SCC

The cloud is becoming more and more essential in today’s world. And tools developers use to create cloud-native applications are improving everyday. But as a developer who has had no previous experience with the cloud or containers, there were a lot of hurdles I had to overcome: The complexity of the cloud toolchain available to…

THE MULTI-LAYER SHARED CLASS CACHE FOR DOCKER

With contributions from Hang Shao. By now you’ve no doubt heard of Eclipse OpenJ9 and its reputation for starting applications faster and using less memory. If not, you should visit the Eclipse OpenJ9 Performance page. The Shared Class Cache (SCC) capability is one of the main reasons why OpenJ9 can start faster and use less…

Comparing Jenkins startup in Docker

Containers are increasingly becoming the preferred way of deploying applications. They facilitate consistency between development and operations, allow for an easy way to build layers for reuse, and make it very easy for users to try out an application without having to deal with setting up all the prerequisites. However, just because applications have moved…