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First LTS release in the new six-month cycle

Java 11 is here!

Java SE 11 (JDK 11) is here but that’s definitely not the only reason to celebrate: This is also the first LTS release in Oracle’s new six-month cycle. Let’s have a look at the highlights.

From one LTS to another

Poll results: It’s one big leap forward towards Java 11

As JDK 11 is almost upon us, now is the best time to revisit our topic on migrating from earlier JDK versions. Public updates for Java 8 will remain available for individual, personal use through at least the end of 2020 but business users won’t be that lucky — the ‘public updates’ tap will be turned off in January 2019. Where do we go from here? Earlier this month we introduced a poll to find out what developers think it would be their best option for migrating from JDK 8 to JDK 11. The results are in!

A *new* Jersey, if you will.

Introducing Jersey to the Eclipse community

The transition to Jakarta EE continues apace, as more and more Java EE projects make their way into the Eclipse community. In this article, Jan Supol goes over Eclipse Jersey, a RESTful web services framework and explores the wider community interest in the past few months.

Interview series — Part 2

JavaFX 11: What’s changed, and what’s stayed the same

Now that JavaFX 11 is here and a new era has begun, it’s time to take a look back and a leap forward. If you’re wondering if the “new” JavaFX is worlds away from the “old” one, keep reading because our interviewees will answer this question and more.

Clear those hurdles

How to overcome 5 common database challenges

Choosing the right database can be a challenge in itself thanks to the many options available today. However, once you clear that hurdle, more remain. In this article, Oren Eini broadly explores five of the most common problems for database engineers and talks about solutions for each one.

Jakarta EE interview series: Meet Thilo Frotscher

Understanding Jakarta EE: “The platform must support cloud and container operations better”

Confused about what’s going on with Jakarta EE? This interview series is meant to help you navigate through all the changes and understand where it’s headed, as well as how Jakarta EE plans to become the new home of cloud-native Java. Our last guest is Thilo Frotscher, a freelance software architect and trainer. Let’s dive deeper into the Jakarta EE universe!