Which Hotspot VM?

Did you know that the Java VM ships with two different binaries? Yes, there’s a client VM and a server VM. They differ in various compilation policies and (in particular) heap defaults. While the client VM can be used for applications that require quick start-up and low memory footprint, the sever VM is – well […]


I can’t believe that I did not notice this before. It was only after I installed Google Chrome and saw the chrome icon and the Windows media player icon next to each other that it struck me. Have you noticed that Google’s icons and M$ icons have the same colour palette RGBY. Hmmm, that’s interesting. […]