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Early Draft Review closes on November 23rd

JDK 18.3 Early Draft Review available for download

Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, has recently proposed the schedule for JDK 18.3. The milestone definitions are the same as for JDK 8 — there will be no “Feature Complete” milestone though. Early Draft Review is now available for download and will close on November 23rd.

An ode to absolute times

Version-string schemes for Java SE Platform & JDK: Oracle offers 3 alternatives

Last month, Oracle proposed a new version numbering scheme in order to emphasize the time-based releases. Not many people liked this proposal —to put it mildly— so Mark Reinhold is now offering three alternatives. You are encouraged to communicate additional information that’s relevant to the choice of such a scheme so speak now — a specific proposal will be made in about a week.

Interview with Marcus Biel, CleanCode Evangelist and JCP member

Java 9: “Project Jigsaw is finally giving us a badly needed Java seatbelt”

Oracle recently announced the general availability of Java SE 9 — even though it has over 150 new features to offer, the star of the release is the Java Platform Module System, also known as Project Jigsaw. We talked with Marcus Biel, CleanCode Evangelist and JCP member about his favorite features in Java 9, the ones that were not included, Project Jigsaw and the new version numbering scheme.

Learning Java can be easy

The minute masterclass in Java

We all have to start somewhere. For those of us just starting out with Java, here are some tricks and tips from Veselin Pavlov on how to become a Java master.

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Top 10 Java stories of September

Fall is in full swing with leaves changing colors and crackling delightfully underfoot. Now it’s time to check in with what’s going on in the Java world. What did we read in September? Turns out, we were very interested in the long-awaited Java 9 release, energy-efficient programming languages, and the latest Angular updates.