JDK 13 is now in Rampdown Phase One. The feature set is frozen and the stabilization repository is open for select bug fixes and late enhancements. Let’s take a look.
First look at JDK 13: Switch Expressions (Preview) and Text Blocks (Preview) are targeted to the next release
The development of JDK 13 proceeds smoothly and we see two more JEPs targeted to the next Java release, including Switch Expressions (Preview). Let’s have a look.
About a month ago, Red Hat announced that it will be taking over the leadership for OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 calling out the need for continued support of the technology and community. But what does this mean for the developer community? We asked our readers and the results are in!
It’s the first Monday of the month and that means that it is time for our monthly recap! From the latest updates on the progress towards Angular v8 to the first look at JDK 13, this month had it all. Let’s take a look.
Time to keep up with the developments happening in Java and in the potential future of the JDK. Let’s take a look at this newly added JEP draft: JVMCI based just-in-time compiler pre-compiled as shared library. What goals for Java does it propose?
What’s new for Java? Discussion and JEP drafts move us forward day by day. One JEP draft suggests a new solution: Keyword Management for the Java language. See what its goal are, what it plans to accomplish, and what potential alternatives there are.
Brian Goetz has submitted a new JEP draft aimed at making data aggregates in Java easier to write, read and correct. Let’s take a closer look.
Oracle’s change to the release cadence had many users deciding to switch to OpenJDK binaries. What can Zulu bring to the table of JDK alternatives? Simon Ritter goes over some of Zulu’s features.
Java developers gather round! It’s time for the ultimate look into the JVM ecosystem! The JVM Ecosystem Report 2018 is live and brings *tons* of useful and interesting data with it. Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights
As JDK 11 is almost upon us, now is the best time to revisit our topic on migrating from earlier JDK versions. 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. Where do we go from here? Earlier this month we introduced a poll to find out what developers think it would be their best option for migrating from JDK 8 to JDK 11. The results are in!
The confusion over the rights to use Oracle JDK vs Oracle’s OpenJDK builds vs OpenJDK builds from other providers has been hovering over us for quite some time but no more. A number of Java Champions joined forces to untangle the Java releases and support confusion; there’s a shorter version if you only want the conclusion but we advise you to read the longer version too.
JDK 11 will be released soon but we’re also keeping an eye on JDK 12 which, as it turns out, is due in March 2019 (thank you, six-month release cadence). The proposed schedule has just been released – let’s have a look at it!
Donald Smith, Sr Director of Product Management in the Java Platform Group at Oracle announced last year that the company intended that “within a few releases there should be no technical differences between OpenJDK builds and Oracle JDK binaries. Are we there yet? Are there no technical differences between the two? He clears the air in a new blog post.
September is a busy month; both JDK 11 and OpenJFX 11will be released shortly so everything is falling into place. Case in point, Gluon is making JavaFX available in early access for embedded devices, e.g. the Raspberry Pi.