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Things are *definitely* changing

Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 are here

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.

Starring: Java!

What role will Java play in the future of Big Data and IoT?

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.

Interview with Howard Green of Azul Systems

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.

Interview with Stephen Colebourne

Java 9 and beyond: “Modules are very much a feature for the long-term”

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.

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Top 10 Java stories of August

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.