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  • JavaOne 2016 - Day 1 Highlights

    Day 1 of JavaOne 2016 topics: learning about Java 8&9 features, Docker for Java developers, and development tools for Java EE 8. InfoQ highlights a few of the day's interesting sessions.

  • JavaOne 2016 – Audience Gets a Glimpse of the Power of JShell

    JShell brings about Read-Eval-Print Loop (REPL) to Java. REPL is an efficient, interactive way for developers to validate their code snippets without having to compile, run and then debug their entire program.

  • Eclipse Foundation Releases Neon

    Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of Eclipse Neon, the eponymous IDE which provides support for Java, JavaScript, C/C++, PHP and Fortran, amongst others. This release marks the eleventh release of the combined release train, with contributions from 779 developers (of which 331 are committers) and totalling 69 million lines of code. Read on to find out what's new in this release.

  • Gluon Announces Full Java 9 Mobile Initiative

    Gluon is making Java 9 development available to iOS and Android developers in the form of their Gluon VM project, a full Java 9 native port.

  • Java 9 Will Remove CORBA from Default Classpath

    As part of the ongoing transition to the module system, CORBA and other Java EE modules won't be included in the default classpath from Java 9 onwards. These modules will still be available, but specific command line flags will have to be used to be able to use them. The change will only affect non-modular applications targeting Java 9, for modular ones already need to indicate their dependencies.

  • Initial Implementation of Module System Pushed to JDK 9 build 111

    Project Jigsaw has been in the works for a while now. On March 22nd 2016, an initial implementation of 'Module System' which is the last major component of Project Jigsaw, was pushed to JDK 9 in early access build 111.

  • jDays 2016 Round-Up

    On 8th and 9th March, the jDays Conference was hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden, followed by an additional day of optional workshops. Currently in its third edition, jDays congregated forty speakers from several different countries, who covered a varied range of topics with a special emphasis in the Java language, methodologies and practices, and front-end technologies.

  • Jigsaw Finally Arrives in JDK 9

    Alan Bateman has sent a mail to the JDK-9 development list, indicating that a snapshot of Jigsaw will be integrated later this month. InfoQ looks in deeper to see what this will mean.

  • Oracle's OpenJDK Cleanup of "Unsafe" Implementation

    As Java 9 approaches general availability, many of the defining JEPs are starting to take final shape. JEP 260 (Encapsulate Most Internal APIs) proposes to expose the functionality of the controversial sun.misc.Unsafe class via variable handles, and a new posting to the JDK Bug tracker proposes further optimizations and cleanups for Unsafe.

  • Oracle Confirms G1 as Default Garbage Collector for Java 9

    As previously mentioned on InfoQ, Oracle had proposed JEP 248, about making G1 the default garbage collector, to be included in the list of JEPs targeting Java 9; recently, Oracle has confirmed such decision and made it official. The decision triggered a lengthy debate in the HotSpot’s email discussion list, which concluded with a provision to defer the change if G1 proves not to be fully ready.

  • Java 7 Now Includes JavaFX

    Just before Christmas, Oracle released a second update to Java SE 7, and a 30th for Java SE 6. As part of the Java 7 release, the Java Development Kit (JDK) now includes the SDK for developing JavaFX applications and, the JavaFX Runtime is now installed with the JRE.

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