Spring Tips: Spring and GraalVM (pt. 2)
speaker: Josh Long (@starbuxman)
Hi Spring fans! Welcome to a very special, interregnum episode of Spring Tips where we revisit Spring and GraalVM native images. I wanted to get this video out in light of the recent Spring Graal 0.7.1 release which drastically simplifies things even compared to the last time we looked at Spring and Graal waaay back in April 2020.
TL;DR: GraalVm is a JIT replacement that you can use with a stock-standard JVM, and that's worth looking into in its own right. GraalVM also offers a separate feature supporting native image compilation. This
native-image builder takes bytecode and turns it into an architecture-specific binary that sheds the JVM and embeds something called SubstrateVM. Native images are fast to startup and they take way…