Java devs abhor Oracle’s plan to kill private APIs

Key Java proponents are up in arms over the planned elimination of private API capabilities, specifically sun.Misc.unsafe, in the upcoming Java Standard Edition 9 release.

Although an officially unsupported API, sun.misc.Unsafe provides benefits like access to native memory, surpassing the limitations of the Java heap, said Hazelcast CEO Greg Luck in an interview last Friday. Hazelcast leverages the API in its in-memory data platform, enabling development and management of large caches of...

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