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M$ open JDK

“Microsoft has announced general availability of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, the open-source version of the Java development kit,” reports ZDNet:The release follows the April preview of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, a long-term support distribution of OpenJDK… Microsoft announced general availability for the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK at its Build 2021 conference for developers.

Microsoft is a major user of Java in Azure, SQL Server, Yammer, Minecraft, and LinkedIn, but it’s only been supporting Java in Visual Studio Code tooling for the past five years. “We’ve deployed our own version of OpenJDK on hundreds of thousands of virtual machines inside Microsoft and LinkedIn,” Julia Liuson, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s developer division, told ZDNet. “Across the board Microsoft has over 500,000 VMs running Java at Microsoft. We’re also providing that to customers as well for Azure….”

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