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Going virtual with project loom

Hey there fellow Java developers! You know how Java has always been good at handling multi-threading and concurrency, right? From the early days of platform threads support to the latest improvements in JDK 8, we’ve had a lot to work with. But let’s face it, it hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park.

The shared state concurrency model in Java is powerful, but it’s not always easy to use. We’ve had to deal with data races, thread blocking, and all sorts of other issues. I mean, who hasn’t spent hours debugging race conditions?

Well, that’s where Project Loom comes in. This new addition to the JVM promises to “revolutionise” how we handle concurrency in Java. It’s going to make our lives so much easier, with a simpler and more efficient way to deal with threads, or so it’s said.

With Project Loom, we’re getting a new lightweight thread model that’s going to change everything. We won’t have to worry so much about synchronising threads or dealing with complex concurrency issues, sounds good right. It’s aims to be a game-changer in this field but with every new technology, trust your research not the hype!

So, in this first blog post, we’re going to dive into Project Loom and explore the benefits it has to offer. So. get ready to say goodbye to those frustrating race conditions, and hello to a brighter, more efficient future for Java development!?!

What is Project Loom?

At its core, Project Loom is all about making concurrency easier and more efficient in Java. It’s an OpenJDK project that aims to enable “easy-to-use, high-throughput lightweight concurrency and new programming models on the Java platform.” And how does the additions in Project loom plan to accomplish this? By introducing new constructs like virtual threads, delimited continuations, and tail-call elimination.

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