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Pack your things, we're moving!

Java 16: Migration to Git and GitHub gets closer

The move from Mercurial to Git and GitHub is imminent. With Java 16, the remaining projects – including the JDK itself – will finally move. Mercurial has been under criticism for some time now and Project Skara has presented clear results, the two corresponding JEPs have now been earmarked for Java 16. Let’s take a closer look.

Stay up to date with JDK 15 news

Java 15: Sealed classes bring Valhalla one step closer

Next stop, Java 15! Yes, now that Java 14 is out in the wild, we’ve got our eyes set on the next destination, JDK 15. We will be keeping track of all the Java 15 news throughout its development. Three new JEPs lay more groundwork for big projects like Valhalla, Loom, and Panama. Plus, three more features have been confirmed for JDK 15. Let’s take a closer look.

Slow startup and large footprint will be a thing of the past

Project Leyden to bring static images to the Java platform and JDK

Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, Mark Reinhold, has written a call for discussion proposing a new project, Project Leyden, that will address the long-term pain points of Java’s slow startup time, slow time to peak performance, and large footprint. It will do this by introducing static images to the Java platform and JDK. Let’s take a closer look.

It's a JEP!

JEP 376: ZGC – Concurrent Thread-Stack Processing

Almost there – Garbage collection with the Z Garbage Collector is almost completely free of infamous safepoint operations. Stack processing is the only thing not really running in a concurrent phase yet. JEP 376 addresses exactly this problem and should finally put an end to unnecessary pauses. Let’s take a closer look.

Interview with Michael Vitz

Java 14 – “NullPointerExceptions are a significant improvement”

Java 14 was released last week, so we spoke to Michael Vitz about the latest features. Read the interview to find out why he thinks JEP 358 is a significant improvement—but does not bring Java closer to Kotlin. He also shared his thoughts on the shorter release cycle and named a feature he would like to see in Java 15.

The new features of JDK 14 in a nutshell

Java – the fourteenth

„Languages must evolve, or they risk becoming irrelevant,“ Brian Goetz (Oracle) said in November 2019 during his presentation „Java Language Futures“ at Devoxx in Belgium. As Java Language Architect, he plays a major role in the fact that Java, despite its 25 years, is still far from being outdated. In this article, we’ll take a look at the innovations of JDK 14.

Celebrating Java 14

Pattern Matching for instanceof in Java 14

To celebrate the release of Java 14, here’s a deep dive into Pattern Matching for instanceof in JDK 14. It’s written by Developer Advocate at JetBrains, founder of eJavaGuru.com and Java Champion, Mala Gupta. What a treat!