Google has made the Java 8 runtime generally available on App Engine, the Google Cloud Platform’s development platform service.

Google said the upgrade removes performance limitations Java developers have had to deal with when using the Java 7 runtime. Java 7 remains a supported option. “Unfortunately, using Java 7 on App Engine standard environment also required compromises, including limited Java classes, unusual thread execution, and slower performance because of sandboxing overhead,” said Amir Rouzrokh, Google product manager.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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