Java 9 is here and the changes are extensive. We talked to Nicolai Parlog of CodeFX about his favorite features in Java 9, Project Jigsaw, and the contentious new Java naming system. But he does explain why he thinks that all of these changes will improve the entire Java ecosystem as a whole.
The news out of JavaOne this year has been fairly big: Java EE is moving to the Eclipse Foundation. If you weren’t there, David Heffelfinger reports on what went down at JavaOne and how everyone took this monumental news.
Project Jigsaw, Java’s new modular system, is the star of Java 9. We talked with Rabea Gransberger, software developer at MEKOS and organizer of JUG Bremen, about the new release, the modular system, what’s still missing in this release and the plans for an all-new and significantly shortened release cycle.
Java 9 has over 150 new features to offer but everyone has their favorites, no doubt about it. We talked to Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO at Azul Systems and JAX London speaker about his favorite new feature(s), the modular system and more.
JavaOne 2017 will come to an end tomorrow but we haven’t had a chance to talk about the highlights from the opening keynote presentation. Here they are!
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.
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.
JavaOne began yesterday, October 1. If you’re not there, you’ll probably want to watch the Java keynote today at 2 p.m. PT. We still have some hours left so let’s see what this year’s JavaOne is all about. We talked with Oracle’s Mike Lehmann and Donald Smith about what to expect from the conference and we got a sneak peek into the future of Java. In short, “it’s all about developer empowerment and simplification.”
Google’s Cloud Platform has been a great space for development. And now, the App Engine fully supports Java 8, promising improved performance and reduced costs for users with no compromises.
There are a lot of Java libraries out there. How can a busy developer separate the wheat from the chaff? In this article, Martin Patsov explains why he loves open source Java libraries and goes over his top 10 list.
A lot will change in the Java world now that JDK 9 has been released. Oracle has proposed a new version numbering scheme in order to emphasize the time-based releases and to make it easier to figure out the release date of any particular release. In short, there will be no Java 10 — instead, we’ll have 18.3 (March 2018), then 18.9 (September 2018) and so on. Which scheme do you prefer?
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.