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Top 10 Java stories of August: Gearing up for JDK 11

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August is over and done; summer is almost over. Don’t worry if you were on holiday, we’ve got all the top Java stories that you might have missed last month.

Summer is usually a slow season; people take time off for beach holidays and everyone moves slower in the heat. We kept cool and kept going: August was full of Java stories. Why?

Well, JDK 11 is coming soon as part of their six-month release schedule. It’s likely the upcoming release has drummed up interest for all things Java. Let’s take a look at the top stories for August 2018!

 

1. How to implement a switch-case statement in Python

Switch-case statements are a powerful tool for control in programming. In this article, Sreeram Sceenivasan goes over you can use a switch-case statement in Python.

2. 10 SQL tricks that you didn’t think were possible

In this article, Java champion Lukas Eder invites readers to take a look at 10 SQL tricks. The article is a summary of his extremely fast-paced, ridiculously childish-humored talk, which he has given at conferences like JAX, and Devoxx France.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Java stories of July: Apache NetBeans 9.0, Java 10, Jib, SQL tricks & more

3. How to convert a Java String to an Int

In this tutorial, Allice Watson explains how a String can be converted into an int data type in Java, with examples included.

4. Using Apache NetBeans (incubating) with JDK 9

With the release of JDK 9 and NetBeans in transition to Apache, should you wait or move to a different development environment? Because NetBeans IDE 8.2 does not support JDK 9, those wanting to use JDK 9 do need to make some choices.

5. Java 10 after 9 is fine; Java 10 after 8 (or earlier) be feared

Java 10 was released a few weeks ago but we’re still dissecting its most important feature(s), the features that didn’t make the cut and the migration process. Now we’ll find out how our 11 interviewees feel about having two feature releases per year and how the migration process looks like depending on the Java version you’re currently using.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Java stories of June: Eclipse Photon is here!

6. Spring Boot tutorial: REST services and microservices

In this tutorial, Michael Gruczel uses a simple example to show how to set up a REST-based microservice with Spring Boot.

The times of Java EE application server and monolithic software architectures are nearly gone. Hardware is not getting faster anymore, but internet traffic is still increasing. Platforms have to support scaling out. Load must be distributed to several hosts. Microservice-based architectures can offer solutions for this requirement. Apart from the better scaling, microservices offer faster development cycles, dynamic scaling depending on load and improved failover behavior.

7. Top 5 JavaScript IDEs

Looking for a new IDE for JavaScript? We take a look at some of the most popular options for this language, including Komodo, Atom, VS Code, and more.

8. Top 10 Java libraries for saving time

There are a lot of Java libraries out there. How can a busy developer separate the wheat from the chaff? In this article, Martin Patsov explains why he loves open source Java libraries and goes over his top 10 list.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Java stories of May: Angular v6 is here!

9. 20 JavaFX real-world applications

In November 2015, Dirk Lemmermann and Alexander Casall had a JavaOne session about JavaFX Real World Applications. They showed off a bunch of apps that they had made for their customers or where they had contributed to development. This article summarizes the talk by showing the applications that they have talked about. In addition, Alexander Casall asked some other JavaFX developers if they want to contribute their apps to this blog post.

10. Top 5 machine learning libraries for Java

Companies are scrambling to find enough programmers capable of coding for ML and deep learning. Are you ready? Here are five of our top picks for machine learning libraries for Java.

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