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Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Sauce Labs trivia?

Our regular programming pub quiz series continues this week with Sauce Labs. Do you know everything there is to know about this continuous testing cloud provider?

Onward

GraalVM: 1.0-rc2 is here

GraalVM 1.0-rc2 has just been released with both the Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition binaries publicly available for download. Let’s have a look at the most important changes in this release.

JAX Developers Puzzle is back!

The JAX Developers Puzzle is back! Play for a chance to win a complimentary JAX London 2018 ticket! Jane, Alison, David and Ben are developers in the Future.bank team. They were asked to write a new risk management algorithm for foreign exchange trading. They each used a different programming language and all finished before lunch break, but at different times! Match the dev with his finish time and used language.

Make sure your methods work

What happens behind the scenes for finalize() method?

Why do we use finalize() method? And how do we make sure that it performs cleanup actions correctly? In this article, Ram Lakshmanan goes over how finalize() method works behind the scenes and to make sure it is properly implemented in your Java applications.

Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Akka trivia?

It’s time for another programming pub quiz! This week, we’re testing your knowledge about Akka. Do you know everything there is to know about this toolkit for building concurrent applications on the JVM?

Developer-friendly

It’s time to embrace visual development

Visual development allows you to build and design mobile apps without having to write all of the UI and business logic code from scratch. In this article, Nate Frechette explains why you should treat it as an ally.

Create. Innovate. Code.

JAX London 2018 program preview: Count down the days with Big Ben

The program preview for JAX London 2018 is up and looking great! The talks are varied, the tracks are exciting, and we are crossing off our calendar one day at a time. Take a look at the scheduled keynotes, sessions, and workshops and join like-minded professionals from October 8-11, 2018 in London.

Take a look at 26 key Java 9 features

What’s brewing in Java 9?

Big changes are going on with the Java platform. In this excerpt from Mastering Java 9, Dr. Edward Lavieri and Peter Verhas go over 26 key changes to Java 9 features you need to know.