Help weave the Loom

OpenJDK update: Early access Loom builds available

Welcome to the newest milestone for Project Loom. Early access for Loom builds are now available, according to the OpenJDK mailing list. Find out what feedback will be helpful to bring this project closer to stability. Project Loom is intended to help with scalability, performance, and delivering Java VM features and APIs.

Time for a new thread

First look at JDK 13: Rampdown Phase Two, no new JEPs targeted

The development of JDK 13 proceeds smoothly. As per the JDK schedule, JDK 13 has officially entered its next phase of the development process: Welcome to Rampdown Phase Two. With this, the overall feature set is now frozen and no further JEPs will be targeted for this release. Catch a refresh on what JEPs are targeted for JDK 13.

Project Skara was just the beginning

Java goes Git: Proposal to migrate OpenJDK

Project Skara’s goal in July last year was to look into the viable SCM alternatives to Mercurial. It looks like Git is to be OpenJDK’s new home, at least following JEP 357’s proposal. Let’s take a closer at look at what’s going on.

Taking the next step

Project Skara: Tooling is now open source and available on GitHub

Last year, the JDK team made a call for discussion in order to investigate a number of options for JDK source code management. Is it time to retire Mercurial in favor of Git? We asked our readers and the answer was a definite “yes!”. Today, we revisit the discussion as the JDK team takes the next step and makes the tooling for Project Skara available on GitHub.

Feature set is now frozen

JDK 13 enters Rampdown Phase One

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.

Highlights of the JVM Ecosystem Report 2018

Sneak peek into the status of the JVM ecosystem

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

From one LTS to another

Poll results: It’s one big leap forward towards Java 11

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!