Create Your Own Tiny JRE With JLink

Java Runtime Shrink With JLink

It seems to me like the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is quickly going out of fashion. Many Java builds like Oracle OpenJDK don’t offer pre-built JREs any more.

Why’s that? Well, because since Java 9 we can create our own custom JREs which contain only the modules our application needs.

In this video you’ll learn:

  • why to consider creating your own JRE
  • how to create a tiny JRE using jlink
  • ways to ensure your JRE has the correct modules
  • and how to package it up into a Docker image
Create Your Own Tiny JRE With JLink

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