Remember text blocks? That’s right, they were a preview feature in the recently released Java 13! Now that some time has passed, the community has a feel for them and where there’s room for improvement. With JEP 368, Jim Laskey proposes a second text blocks preview, this time with two more escape sequences. Let’s take a closer look.
A new Java enhancement proposal, JEP 363, has graduated from being a simple draft. It proposes to remove the Concurrent Mark Sweep garbage collector, which was deprecated two years ago to accelerate the development of other collectors. Let’s take a closer look at the future of Java.
Every month, we keep tabs on the TIOBE Index to see which programming languages are rising up the charts. The November 2019 update sees a few changes, including a slight rise for C and Python. TIOBE predicts that it is possible for C to overtake Java and become number 1 again by the end of the year. Meanwhile, what is Dice saying about the top paid programming languages?
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week six new JEPs were proposed to target JDK 14, Microsoft announced it’s ready to contribute to OpenJDK, the Apache Software Foundation celebrated its 20th birthday, and we looked at the most in-demand roles in IT.
Top 10 Java stories of October: Open source, Microsoft contribution and a first glimpse of Jakarta EE 9
November just arrived, which means it’s time for our monthly recap. The Java world was as busy as always, with Jakarta EE 9, the first “feature release” under the umbrella of the Eclipse Foundation, under discussion. October was also the month of our Java conference and we released a new issue of JAX Mag. Here are our top 10 stories of the month.
The collaboration between Microsoft and Oracle has now been formalized, and Microsoft’s Bruno Borges has posted a message in the OpenJDK mailing list about what happens next and how Microsoft will start to integrate its team into the OpenJDK community. Let’s take a closer look.
Google’s App Engine standard environment Java 11 is now generally available. A managed serverless solution for Java 11 development that offers twice as much memory than the earlier Java 8 runtime at no extra cost. Let’s take a closer look.
Find out the answers to some commonly asked questions about the differences between 32-bit JVM and 64-bit JVM in this article. You will learn all about things to consider when migrating between the two, which performs better, when you should ideally use either, and how to download each.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we published a fascinating interview with Simon Ritter about the state of Java in 2019, caught a glimpse of Jakarta EE 9 and its potential release window, learned about two new pieces of open source software from Netflix, and much more. Let’s take a look.
It’s been a big few months for Java recently, what with the release of Java 13 alongside JavaFX 13 and Jakarta EE 8. Now we have some big news about Amazon Web Services and their future role in the development of new Java specifications.
Jakarta EE 8 is released and the Enterprise Edition of Java has finally moved to the Eclipse Foundation. After slowing down long enough for a few deep breaths, the time has come to start discussing what comes next for the project. Bill Shannon, Architect at Oracle, has presented a first draft for Jakarta EE 9, which is now the subject of intense discussion.
Let us welcome the newest release from Eclipse MicroProfile. This time, MicroProfile 3.1 makes changes to the Metrics and Health API, adding a new feature set and more functionality for enterprise Java microservices. Check in and see what’s new for the third quarterly release and what the benefits of 3.1 are.
“With the 6-month release cycle, the overall rate of change is higher than ever before”, says Simon Ritter in an interview with JAXenter. The deputy CTO of Azul Systems looks at the recently developed features and explains which direction Java is currently developing.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we published a new issue of JAX Magazine talking all about the new Java 13, Jakarta EE 8 and JavaFX 13 releases. We featured a great and informative tutorial on CI/CD for Spring Boot microservices, a VS Code update and much more.