Java

New release

Apache Lucene and Solr 5.4 get joint update

For all search-engine geeks out there, the Apache Lucene Team has a very special gift for the holidays: Version 5.4.0 of Apache Lucene and Apache Solr has been released! 

An unfortunate delay

Java 9 to be postponed for six months

Oracle cannot meet expectations for the planned release of Java 9 in September 2016. In a message broadcast to the community via mailing list, chief architect Mark Reinhold has revealed that the modularisation work in Project Jigsaw needs more time.

The week in Java

Java Weekly 49/15: Wildfly Swarm, MVC and JUnit Lambda

Thorben Janssen returns for this week’s Java news which looks at Lambdas and Streams in Java 8, OSR and a small serving of Java EE via WildFly Swarm microservice development. All this and more with the hottest Java links for the week.

Handsome UIs

Java UIs can be beautiful, too

What makes a UI attractive to the user? Members of the Reddit community have thrown up their hands in support of beautiful Java UIs to gain inspiration outside of the IDE space. Here we show a couple of examples of how good-looking a UI can be.

Benchmark test

Follow-up: How fast are the Java 8 Streams?

It’s a Superman vs. Batman battle. If we pit sequential streams against regular for-loops, which one comes out faster? After some careful benchmark tests, Angelika Langer shows us which is fastest, and why must be careful to make judgements.

Java's planned obsolescence

Even if Oracle is losing interest in Java, should you worry?

Hearing proclamations of the death of Java is everyday business for this 20-year old giant in IT. But with the recent evangelist layoffs, rumours of Oracle’s neglect and a subdued JavaOne conference, it feels like something has changed. But should Java developers care, asks Jason Whaley.