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Project Skara was just the beginning

Java goes Git: Proposal to migrate OpenJDK

Project Skara’s goal in July last year was to look into the viable SCM alternatives to Mercurial. It looks like Git is to be OpenJDK’s new home, at least following JEP 357’s proposal. Let’s take a closer at look at what’s going on.

Vaughn Vernon writes...

Actors Are Ok!

I have been using various forms of messaging for more than 30 years. Messaging has become second nature to me, but I empathize when others say that messaging is to them unfamiliar and intimidating. Since the Actor Model is based on message passing, it stands to reason that this programming model is likewise unfamiliar and intimidating to the same large group of people. There is no need for that. Let’s fix it.

Ready, set, learn

How you could learn Java on your own and where to start

Learning Java on your own doesn’t have to be difficult; there are plenty of resources for independent study and practice. No matter your age or experience level, you will find plenty of websites that will give you hands-on experience and teach you how to program in Java. Find out how to take those first steps into becoming a programmer.

Bonus round: Interview with Java Champion, Johan Vos

The OpenJDK Mobile project is back!

A couple of weeks after the announcement of Gluon Client plugins that support Java & JavaFX on iOS devices, Java Champion and co-founder of Gluon, Johan Vos, starts a mailing list, rebooting the OpenJDK mobile discussion! Let’s have a look at the latest news on the mobile Java front.

Taking the next step

Project Skara: Tooling is now open source and available on GitHub

Last year, the JDK team made a call for discussion in order to investigate a number of options for JDK source code management. Is it time to retire Mercurial in favor of Git? We asked our readers and the answer was a definite “yes!”. Today, we revisit the discussion as the JDK team takes the next step and makes the tooling for Project Skara available on GitHub.