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#java

General release is closer than it seems

JDK 12 in now in the Release Candidate phase

The general availability is about a month away and that means it is time for the RC phase! The stabilization repository, jdk/jdk12, is now open for P1 bug fixes and there’s some important information you should keep in mind. Let’s have a look.

Lowering the barriers of adoption with Java

Java will facilitate mainstream blockchain adoption

Unifying blockchain programming languages like Solidity with traditional languages like Java is the first of many steps that need to be taken before we begin to see mainstream adoption of decentralized technology. In this article, Sky Guo explains why Cypherium has chosen to run on Java and how this language can facilitate mainstream blockchain adoption.

Interview with Mark Little, VP of Engineering and JBoss Middleware CTO at Red Hat

“Minecraft has opened up Java to a range of people who probably don’t even realise the skills they have acquired through it”

Microsoft, which owns Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft, recently released two parts of Minecraft’s code in library form. So what does Minecraft have to do with the Java community? For starters, Java-based Minecraft has spawned a new generation of Java developers. We talked to Mark Little, VP of Engineering and JBoss Middleware CTO at Red Hat about how this helps to shine a positive light on the Java language.

Developers will be impacted if the Supreme Court upholds that Java APIs can be copyrighted

The Oracle v. Google Java API copyright showdown might move to the US Supreme Court

Another salvo in the Oracle v. Google copyright fight as Google appeals to the US Supreme Court to overturn the Federal Court’s audacious ruling. This is more than just a problem for lawyers; developers of all kinds are impacted if the Supreme Court upholds that Java APIs can be copyrighted.