How Much Faster Is Java 8?

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Java SE 8 was released last month (March 18, 2014). Traditionally, every new major JRE version comes with a free performance boost. Do we get another free lunch? And how big is the gain this time? Let’s benchmark it. Benchmark methodology Run the same code with 3 different JRE versions (SunJDK 1.6.0_26, OpenJDK 1.7.0_51 and OpenJDK 1.8.0). The code […]