And the increasing use of Java in finance

Take advantage of Java 8: The change is very much worth it

The fact that Java is one of the hottest programming languages in finance is no secret. However, making the shift to Java 8 might not be so easy, especially since coding in Java 8 is different to coding in previous versions of Java. In this post, JAX Finance speaker Stephen Colebourne explains why developers *should* make the shift to Java 8.

Rampdown Phase 2

Java 9 enters second bug fixing phase

Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, announced in a message to the OpenJDK mailing list that the second phase of the rampdown process has begun.

Portrait: Heather VanCura, Chair of the JCP at Oracle

“Technology reflects the people who make it”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? In addition to the Women in Tech survey, we also 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 Heather VanCura, Chair of the JCP at Oracle.

Next stop: Formal Public Review period

Java 9: The draft Public Review Specification is out

The countdown for Java 9 has officially begun and here’s the proof: Oracle’s Iris Clark announced the availability of the draft Public Review Specification and explained that, if everything goes well, it will be submitted to the JCP Program Management Office (PMO) for the formal Public Review period next week.

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Top 10 Java stories of February

Readers loved our reminder that the Java browser plugin will be deprecated soon and wanted to learn how to build a secure REST API with Spring Data REST and Java 8. They wanted to know the answer to the question ‘How fast are the Java 8 streams?’ and to see how beautiful a Java UI can be.

With great power provided by microservices comes great responsibility

Testing Java Microservices: Not a big problem?

The microservice architecture has become the defacto best style for implementing web-based applications. However, with the “great power” provided by microservices comes great responsibilities and challenges. In this article, Daniel Bryant, Chief Scientist at OpenCredo and JAX DevOps speaker talks about the challenges of testing Java-based microservices.

Common denominator — Java

Top 5 hottest IT jobs for 2017

Randstad US collected data from their expert recruiters and ranked the most promising IT jobs in 2017. The company came up with a list of roles in high demand this year.