No matter how carefully they wrote their program, nearly every developer knows the dreaded NullPointerException all too well. The JVM points to the location of the problem, but not in as much detail as you might like. With JEP 358, Goetz Lindemaier and Ralf Schmelter propose a solution to this problem.
Happy August everyone! Wow it’s been hot in Europe – over 40°C where we are! Don’t worry, we’ve got some awesome news to cool you down. Last month, we featured some amazing articles and we had a look at the most interesting news that went live. Let’s have a look!
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we saw the return of the OpenJDK Mobile project, and lots more. Let’s have a look.
A couple of weeks after the announcement of Gluon Client plugins that support Java & JavaFX on iOS devices, Java Champion and co-founder of Gluon, Johan Vos, starts a mailing list, rebooting the OpenJDK mobile discussion! Let’s have a look at the latest news on the mobile Java front.
Following in the steps of the likes of Amazon, IBM, and Red Hat, Pivotal joins the party in offering OpenJDK support. The official Pivotal support of OpenJDK will be available via Pivotal Spring Runtime. Let’s take 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!
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we saw a big announcement coming over from Red Hat who is taking over the leadership from Oracle for OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11. Let’s have a look.
With SapMachine, SAP is supporting a friendly fork of the OpenJDK for developers looking to utilize cutting edge technology with their SAP applications. In this article, Volker Simonis explains SAP’s long history of supporting JVM development and goes over the features of SapMachine.
Amazon Corretto was announced in November 2018 but this free distribution of OpenJDK is *now* generally available. We started the conversation about OpenJDK providers last year but now that new players are springing up, it’s time to revisit some projects that we might have missed.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we had big news for OpenJDK coming for the side of Amazon with the announcement of Corretto, the latest edition of ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar was released and more!
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 now that the confusion has been untangled, it’s time to focus on the things that drive Java’s future; one such example is OpenJDK. We talked to Red Hat’s Rich Sharples about Java’s future and the company’s role in all this.
With Eclipse OpenJ9, developers can run applications on an enterprise-grade open source Java virtual machine. In this article, Dan Heidinga and Sue Chaplain go over all the features Eclipse OpenJ9 has to offer developers.
The Z Garbage Collector (ZGC) was designed with the aim to remove obstacles that have previously hindered Java developers from getting access to innovations and new features. Now that the project is open source, anyone can try it out on their workloads. Let’s allow Per Liden, ZGC Lead, to tell us what’s under the hood of this new project and what’s next for ZGC.