If there were ever any question that Java was the de facto standard for server side enterprise development, Java 8 has certainly quelled that one. The world now anxiously awaits Java 9 and the innovations it promises. Oracle has slated Java 9 for a March 2017 release. In this eMag, we take a look at what’s on the scheduled horizon for Java 9 and beyond.
The release of Java 8 was considered a game changer for the Java platform. With new features like lambda expressions, streams, and the new Date and Time APIs, the Java 8 demonstrates that a language can be modernized without compromising stability or backward compatibility. In this eMag we explore some of the important or lesser known features of Java 8, along with a glimpse of how we got here.
Selecting and properly tuning your Java Garbage Collector can be the difference between a performant application and a drag. In this eMag we look at the inner workings of the latest garbage collectors and we investigate the revolutionary new Garbage First collector, from theory to tuning.