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Introducing VoltDB DevCenter

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00am

written by Ryan Betts on February 27, 2014

As part of VoltDB 4.0, we built a developer focused landing site, VoltDB Dev-Center. You can find it on the voltdb.com main navigation under the Developers menu: “Developers > Build Your Apps”.

Dev-Center is the down-to-earth, get-out-of-my-way, show-me-how-to-build-it collection of how-to recipes, documentation and tutorials. In that spirit – I’m keeping this blog post short and to the point. We’ve brought together a new, refined tutorial, a link to the extensive online documentation, and a developer cookbook.

The cookbook currently includes

VoltDB, native memory, and you

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:00am

written by Ariel Weisberg on March 3, 2014 

(Originally published here.)

Target audience

This post targets other VoltDB developers who are going to be dealing with the various unconventional ways Volt now uses native memory in the Java portions of the database. It will also be of interest to other Java developers looking to step outside what is typically considered Java’s comfort zone for interacting with native memory.

What was

Out of the box Java doesn’t give you much in the way of tools for accessing native memory allocation and deallocation mechanisms like mmap or malloc.