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Plus a new OpenJFX community site

JavaFX 11 is here!

JavaFX 11 has arrived with a new OpenJFX community site in tow. The GA version can be downloaded by going to the openjfx.io site or by accessing javafx modules from maven central at openjfx:javafx-COMPONENT:11.

One step at a time

Still using Java 8? Migrate to JDK 10 before jumping to JDK 11

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? According to Donald Smith, the shortest upgrade path from Oracle Java SE 8 leads to JDK 10, *not* JDK 11.

Is Java still free? The short answer is *Yes*

Java Champions untangle the Java releases and support confusion

The confusion over the rights to use Oracle JDK vs Oracle’s OpenJDK builds vs OpenJDK builds from other providers has been hovering over us for quite some time but no more. A number of Java Champions joined forces to untangle the Java releases and support confusion; there’s a shorter version if you only want the conclusion but we advise you to read the longer version too.

Profile: Sandra Persing, Global Strategist for Developer Outreach, Sponsorship and Events at Mozilla

Diversity talk: “Tech is one of the most flexible and evolving industries that can work in women’s favor”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Last year, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Sandra Persing, Global Strategist for Developer Outreach, Sponsorship and Events at Mozilla.

An interview with Marco Cantu, Delphi Product Manager

“Delphi development is still going strong”

Are you ready for EKON 22? This conference for Delphi innovations and fundamentals, IoT, web, and cloud technologies & more takes place this November in Dusseldorf. We talked to Marco Cantu about the current status of Delphi, how it has evolved, and what’s in store for this language in the future.

Grab a wrench and get going!

Java 11: A new way to handle HTTP & WebSocket in Java!

Rest API calls are easy and breezy thanks to Java 11. In this article, Adrian D. Finlay explains how you can take advantage of new asynchronous API changes in Java 11 to perform a REST API call to handle HTTP and WebSocket operations.

IDE 101

NetBeans IDE: Features, tips & future

NetBeans has had a long and storied history. In this article, Geertjan Wielenga goes over some of that history to explain NetBeans’ unique features, as well as some tips and tricks to make your app development even easier.

Create apps without compromise

Cettia: A Java server for building real-time web apps

Solve tricky problems with WebSocket, JSON and switch statements with Cettia! This full-featured web app framework for Java allows developers to exchange events between the server and client in real-time. Cettia is now celebrating its 1.1 release!

JEP candidates

JDK 12 patrol: Packaging Tool joins the party

JDK 11 is almost upon us but that’s no excuse to chill! The tech world is moving fast and we ‘re in for the ride! The JDK 12 development repositories are open and we thought it’s time to start a new thread in order to keep track of everything that’s going live. Today we add one more JEP candidate to the list. Let’s take a closer look!