Microsoft contributes to Java port for Apple silicon Macs

Microsoft, along with a number of other major developers, are working to port Java to ARM-based Mac and Windows machines, including upcoming Apple silicon Macs.

Apple SiliconProject collaborators Microsoft, Azul, and others, hope to have a working port of OpenJDK ready for Apple’s ARM-based Macs when the machines begin to hit store shelves in 2021, reports InfoQ.JVM performance expert Monica Beckwith is spearheading the initiative for Microsoft. A self-proclaimed “Java champion,” Beckwith is an experienced Java performance engineer with a specialization in ARM architecture. She previously handled similar projects at Oracle and Sun.

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