Celebrating a Free JRockit
By Henrik Stahl on May 19, 2011
Community feedback on the JRockit is Free blog post has been overwhelming. We thought that interest would be limited after the years as an Oracle-only product, but we were happily mistaken.Among the reaction, almost 400 tweets at last count. News coverage in numerous online publications and communities. Several follow-up blogs. One of my favorites is http://blog.eisele.net/2011/05/jrockit-is-now-free-period.html
"Wow .. man, this is great news in general: I personally love the JRMC. It's the most complete and ootb solution for getting your JVM under control. Nothing against VisualVM or even the JConsole, but ... JRMC plays in a league of it's own."
Finally, the publisher of the JRockit Definitive Guide added to the fun by announcing a celebratory discount. So now there's no excuse not to learn about JRockit and by extension what will be available in OpenJDK as our JVM convergence project ...erm... rockets ahead!
(Disclaimer: I have no financial interest in the book. But I like it.)