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#java8

Good news or bad?

Moving to a subscription model for Java SE 8

We cried, we mourned, we got depressed but we finally came to terms with Oracle’s announcement to end of the public updates for Java 8 business users after January 2019. But that was not meant to be. Last week, Oracle announced that the commercial support program for Java SE 8 is moving to a subscription model. Whether that’s good news or bad, depends on how you see things!

If you have a commercial license, you've got nothing to worry about

No more public updates for Java 8 business users after January 2019 [Poll]

Public updates for Java 8 will remain available for individual, personal use through at least the end of 2020 but business users won’t be that lucky — the ‘public updates’ tap will be turned off in January 2019. This post also contains a poll — we would appreciate if you could take a few seconds and fill it out.

Engines ready and raring to go

Google’s App Engine now supports Java 8

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.

And the increasing use of Java in finance

Take advantage of Java 8: The change is very much worth it

The fact that Java is one of the hottest programming languages in finance is no secret. However, making the shift to Java 8 might not be so easy, especially since coding in Java 8 is different to coding in previous versions of Java. In this post, JAX Finance speaker Stephen Colebourne explains why developers *should* make the shift to Java 8.