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An unfortunate delay

Java 9 to be postponed for six months

Oracle cannot meet expectations for the planned release of Java 9 in September 2016. In a message broadcast to the community via mailing list, chief architect Mark Reinhold has revealed that the modularisation work in Project Jigsaw needs more time.

Fire and brimstone

Will there be Module Hell?

You’ve already been acquainted with JAR hell, but what about the horror that may be unleashed by Project Jigsaw in Java 9? Nicolai Parlog takes a look at the possibility of Module Hell, with version conflicts and complex class loading the likely victims.

JEP 222

JShell, the Java 9 REPL – What does it do?

Among the few truly new features recently confirmed for Java 9 (alongside Project Jigsaw’s modularity) is a Java Shell that introduces the first REPL function to Java. Java Executive Committee member Werner Keil explains how Java’s new REPL got started and what it’s good for.