What we're about

Welcome to the newest virtual home of the Philadelphia Area Java Users’ Group, twice rated by Sun as one of the world’s top Java User Groups! The Philly JUG’s main objective is to provide great learning events for our membership, and if you look at our history we’ve done just that. Over the past fifteen+ years the Philly JUG has done quite a bit of growing up. Very few of you might remember our first meeting, where about 35 members sat on the floor in the office of a long departed dot com. If you have been to a meeting recently you know how far we have come.

Current Philly JugMaster: Jason Young.

Upcoming events (1)

Which Garbage Collector is Right for Me?

Link visible for attendees

Serial, Parallel, G1, Z,... Epsilon?! The JDK comes pre-packaged with several options for the garbage collector, but which to choose? How do you know which to choose? In this presentation, we will understand the tradeoffs between garbage collectors and the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the available garbage collectors. If you have been running into performance issues with your applications in production and looking for possible solutions, or want to learn about garbage collectors, this presentation is for you!

Speaker: Billy Korando

Billy is a Java Developer Advocate with the Java Platform Group at Oracle. With over a decade of experience in Java, Billy brings a passion for helping developers reduce tedious work, such as project initiation, deployment, testing, and validation, through automation and adopting the latest features and tools in the Java ecosystem. Outside of work, Billy enjoys traveling, playing kickball, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. Billy also co-organizes the Kansas City Java users group.

Sponsored By: Jakarta EE - Open Source Cloud Native Java (https://jakarta.ee)

Powered by participation, Jakarta EE is focused on enabling community-driven collaboration and open innovation for the cloud. Jakarta EE represents the best way to drive cloud-native, mission-critical applications and build upon the decades of experience of real-world deployments and developers.

Past events (88)

How Java Apps Litter Beyond the Heap (And What We Can Do About That) - Virtual

This event has passed

Find us also at