Interview with Makoto Takemiya, co-founder and co-CEO of Soramitsu

Blockchain development made easy: Getting started with Hyperledger Iroha

Our ‘Blockchain development made easy’ series continues with Hyperledger Iroha, a simple blockchain platform you can use to make trusted, secure, and fast applications. What are the advantages and how can developers get started with it? We talked to Makoto Takemiya, co-founder and co-CEO of Soramitsu about what’s under this project’s hood.

Tech history 101

Know your history — Java’s rise to popularity

Welcome to our History 101 series! In the second part, we look at one of the most enduring programming languages of our time. How did Java make its way to the top? From humble origins, we turn back the pages to the beginning. Class is in session!

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 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.

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.

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!

Jakarta EE interview series: Meet Christian Kaltepoth

Understanding Jakarta EE: “User feedback is of central importance so that Jakarta EE can go in the right direction”

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 20th guest is Christian Kaltepoth, senior developer at ingenit GmbH & Co. KG. Let’s dive deeper into the Jakarta EE universe!

In case you missed it

Weekly round-up: JDK 12, OpenJFX 11, Project Helidon & more

Every Monday we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. JDK 11 is right on our doorstep but that’s no excuse to chill! The tech world is moving fast and we ‘re in for the ride! Last week, we had some more JDK 12 updates, a new Java project from Oracle and much more!