The sun.misc.Unsafe API, which is used by many libraries and frameworks, is being removed as default from Java 9. With the debate still brewing, we asked Lucene developer Uwe Schindler for his opinion on this controversial decision.
The sun.misc.Unsafe issue is not letting up anytime soon. Lukas Eder chimes in with what he sees as an important lesson for Java developers and the language in general. Know your disclaimers!
A sore-point has emerged in the upcoming plans for Java 9, namely the projected absence of the private API used by almost every tool, infrastructure software and high performance library built using Java.
Have you been waiting in anticipation to get your hands on some of the new Java 9 features? Alex Zhitnitsky has a play around with JShell, also known as Project Kulla. Check it out!
Oracle’s plans to modernise garbage collection in Java 9 have raised many questions. Uwe Schindler describes what exactly the G1 collector means for Java developers.
Now that we know about the Java 9 shipment schedule, Alex Zhitnitsky goes through the features that are considered top notch in the upcoming release. Prepare for jshell, microbenchmarks and the G1 garbage collector.
As news recently broke of the G1 Garbage Collector being named the default for Java 9, we got in touch with well-known Java mechanic and tuning specialist Kirk Pepperdine to hear his thoughts on the new standard.
The new proposition to make G1 the star of the garbage collecting show has started to gather speed and there’s a decent amount of Java heads not happy about it. If your app has a small footprint, perhaps you’ll be worse off.
With the release of Java 9 slated for September 2016, it’s not too early to start thinking about what the new release will actually do to your code.
With the JDK feature proposal process long over, the cement has dried on official plans for Java 9 features. The Java team is now committing to a tight release schedule for JDK 9 over the next 15 months.
Which parts of Java died in 2014? And what changes had the entire community up in arms? Join us as we look fondly back on an eventful year of change in Java and all the fierce debates that took place on JAXenter.
Oracle has begun removing JAR files from the Java runtime system as it searches for the final piece of the Java modularization puzzle.
Alex Zhitnitsky takes us behind the scenes of Java 9 and shows us how new features come to life.
Previously confirmed for Java 9, the JSON API is now to be postponed, as Oracle debates two new features for its next major Java release.