Have you ever wondered what Duke the Java Mascot is? Is it a mockup of the Star Fleet communicator badge? Perhaps it’s an anthropomorphic dinosaur tooth? Whatever it is, it’s time we found out!
Geertjan Wielenga calls on all adventurous developers for an amazing new quest: to try out the new build of Oracle’s NetBeans IDE, which comes with a preview of early JDK 9 and Project Jigsaw.
Do you know exactly what your plugins are doing when running a Maven build? Lukas Eder goes through the steps needed to easily debug Maven.
Oracle’s plans to modernise garbage collection in Java 9 have raised many questions. Uwe Schindler describes what exactly the G1 collector means for Java developers.
Although the development has only recently begun, JetBrains’ Early Access Program has unveiled a preview of the upcoming 15th major release features from its integrated development environment, IntelliJ IDEA.
A generation behind the current Java release, OpenJDK 7 will now be presided over by Red Hat, which also assumed responsibility for OpenJDK 6 back in the day. The open source contingent of Java will keep on truckin’.
Now that we know about the Java 9 shipment schedule, Alex Zhitnitsky goes through the features that are considered top notch in the upcoming release. Prepare for jshell, microbenchmarks and the G1 garbage collector.
A lot of Java 9 talk features in this edition of Thorben Janssen’s Java Weekly, along with some Microservices advice, a bunch of interesting recordings and the week’s hottest updates from the Java world.
As news recently broke of the G1 Garbage Collector being named the default for Java 9, we got in touch with well-known Java mechanic and tuning specialist Kirk Pepperdine to hear his thoughts on the new standard.
Microsoft has officially started classifying older versions of the Java update’s infamous Ask Toolbar as malware, and has now begun blocking installation attempts. The latest version of the world’s most hated add-on is still working fine, but there’s hope that its end is nigh.
The official release of Java EE 8 has been postponed after the team formally launched it in September 2014. Now, almost one year after the formal announcement, another round of formalities and demands sees a 2017 release schedule.
The hottest debate in the Java world has been brewing between JavaEE and Spring. Lukas Eder gives his two cents towards the dispute and calls for a new contender in this “hilarious” squabble.