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!
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.
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.
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.
Oracles latest update to the JDK arrives with much focus on commercial side of Java
Oracle’s latest Java releases have thrown a spanner in the works for several third-party tools.