Want a fast Java virtual machine without garbage collection jitters? Check out Azul’s Zing JVM, it has a dynamic heap instead of a static one, which eliminates garbage collection jitters. It’s available for free to developers, but once it goes live you have to pay a service contract.
Gartner says that Microsoft is in trouble if it can’t get into the smartphone and tablet market. Windows 8 is a good start but it ranks third behind Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do.