Java Specialists Newletter : Sep 14 Edition Hits The Stands

Identity Crisis –  by Dr. Heinz M. Kabutz

Abstract: The JavaDocs for method Object.hashCode() seems to suggest that the value is somehow related to memory location. However, in this newsletter we discover that there are several different algorithms and that Java 8 has new defaults to give better threading result if we call hashCode a lot.

Welcome to the 222nd issue of The Java(tm) Specialists’ Newsletter. A few years ago, I bought myself a little birthday present, which I named “Java” (or TZABA in Greek letters). Only fair, considering that it was with income from JAVA that I bought her. Since she has 9x more HP than can be driven without a skipper’s license, I verified that my South African permit was valid in Greece. “Yes”, the port police said on two occasions.

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