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Weekly round-up: JDK 12, OpenJFX 11, Project Helidon & more

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
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Every Monday we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. JDK 11 is right on our doorstep but that’s no excuse to chill! The tech world is moving fast and we ‘re in for the ride! Last week, we had some more JDK 12 updates, a new Java project from Oracle and much more!

JDK 12 patrol

The JDK 12 development repositories are open and we thought it’s time to start a new thread in order to keep track of everything that’s going live. last week we added 1 new JEP candidate to the list.

Follow our thread and make sure you don’t miss a single update on everything that goes down in JDL 12.

Proposed schedule for JDK 12

We have some more JDK 12 news for you! 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 and you can check it out here.

Meet Helidon, a new open source Java microservices framework

What if we told you that you don’t have to create microservices with Java EE anymore? Meet Project Helidon, a set of Java libraries for writing microservices. This new project from Oracle currently supports two programming models: Helidon MP and SE. If you need an easier way to build microservices, you should give Project Helidon a try.

Take a closer look at this new project here.

Countdown to OpenJFX 11

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. If you’d like to get started with OpenJFX 11, Gluon [their co-CTO, Johan Vos, is the co-lead of the OpenJFX project] has prepared a tutorial. Give it a try here.

If you want to take a closer look at everything that we know so far for JavaFX 11 check out our thread here.

Git 2.19 is here!

It’s been a while since we last checked in with Git, but a new release is finally here! The “stupid content tracker” has gotten an upgrade, we have a few new features, and all kinds of bug fixes in this latest release.

We took a look at what’s in store for developers here.

Tech history 101 — New JAXenter series

Now that our trivia series has come to a conclusion, we wouldn’t want you to cry over the void it left! So, we start a brand new fun and informative series to keep you company, entertain, and educate you! Meet “Know your history” — part one!

Class is in session with an introduction to the power that runs it all — the Internet!


Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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