A seemingly endless number of debates is taking place around Java 9 and project Jigsaw. It started before Java 9 was even released and now that it’s here, we invited Falk Sippach to talk about the release and its key feature, Project Jigsaw, what’s missing in Java 9 and whether it was worth the wait.
Oracle has just announced the general availability of Java SE 9, Java EE 8 and the Java EE 8 Software Development Kit (SDK). From now on, it’s all about faster releases and more open source engagement.
Java’s not going anywhere, no doubt about that. But why are people choosing to use Java? And what sort of role will it play in the future development of Big Data and IoT? In this article, Jane Reyes explores the relationship between this old favorite of a programming language and the newest tech in the field.
IBM has just open sourced their own JVM (it’s called Eclipse OpenJ9 now) but that’s already old news. Open Liberty is the latest IBM effort to show their support for Java developers, who now have a full set of open source tools to build, test, run and connect Java apps and services.
Energy efficiency isn’t just a hardware problem. Your programming language choices can have serious effects on the efficiency of your energy consumption. We dive deep into what makes a programming language energy efficient.
If there are no feature differences between OpenJDK builds and Oracle JDK binaries, why would anyone choose to go down the proprietary path?
A more rapid cadence has been desired almost since Java’s inception — now that it’s finally happening, Java could get the boost it needs to be on a par with more modern languages. We talked with Howard Green, Vice President of Marketing at Azul Systems about Java 8’s “End of Life,” the transition from OpenJDK builds to Oracle JDK binaries and how developers should prepare for the next chapter.
Java is without a doubt one of the most beloved programming languages (if not *the* most beloved). However, there’s something that bothers even the most loyal users — the wait for a new version is too long. Things are about to change.
Picking a Java programmer is not as easy as it seems when there are many choices available. Here, Chirag Thumar explains his top tips and tricks for finding the right programmer for the right job.
Looking for a new Java language front-end? The folks at RemObjects Software have come up with a new language compiler for their Elements platform. Iodine: it’s not just for doctors anymore.
Stephen Colebourne, Java Champion and JAX London speaker is very excited about the upcoming Java 9 release and the imminent modular future. Project Jigsaw should have been a major feature of Java 8 but now it’s ready for public display. Therefore, it’s time to consider how it might affect existing and new codebases. We talked to Stephen about the new Java 9 and the star of the show, Project Jigsaw.
Ah, August. Everyone goes on holiday to enjoy the hot summer days and starry summer nights. Find out what you missed in the Java world this month! We go over our top stories of August – the latest news on Angular 5, the best open source skills for job hunting, and the ongoing Java 9 saga.
Predicting the death of a programming language is notoriously tricky. Java has been declared doomed nearly half a dozen times and it’s still kicking. But can we apply mathematical principles to the problem? The Lindy Effect says yes.
Java 9 is more than just Project Jigsaw. We talked with Monica Beckwith, JavaOne Rock Star and JAX London speaker about her favorite improvements in the upcoming Java 9, Project Jigsaw and the biggest misconceptions about the upcoming release.