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Java 10 Released

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 21, 2018 3

Oracle have released a new version of Java - Java 10. This comes just 6 months after the release of Java 9 and is another feature release, with a lifespan of only 6 months. The next release with long-term support is Java 11, to be released in September.

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JavaFX and the Future of Java Client Technologies

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

Oracle will remove JavaFX, Applets and Java Web Start from the JDK after Java SE 8. Swing and AWT will remain.

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Java Nestmates Makes Progress

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018 5

Oracle has announced JEP 181 - "Nest-based Access Control" - aka "Nestmates". This is a technical enhancement to the platform that pays off a 20 year old architectural debt introduced in Java 1.1

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JetBrains Releases Kotlin 1.2.30

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

JetBrains recently released version 1.2.30 of the popular programming language, Kotlin, as a big fix and tooling update that come about a month-and-a-half after the release of version 1.2.20. New features include support for Gradle’s build cache tool, support for TestNG, and IDE support for Kotlin’s new style guide.

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Spring Boot 2.0 Goes GA; Project Lead Phil Webb Speaks to InfoQ about the New Release

by Victor Grazi Follow 15 Followers on  Mar 05, 2018 3

Spring custodian Pivotal has announced the widely anticipated release of Spring Boot 2.0. InfoQ speaks to Spring Boot lead Phil Webb about the new release.

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Java EE Becomes Jakarta EE

by Matt Raible Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 04, 2018

After Oracle expressed its desire that Java EE be rebranded as part of the project's transfer to Eclipse, the community has voted, and the new name for Java EE going forward will be Jakarta EE. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, wrote in a blog post that almost 7,000 people voted in the community poll, with over 64% choosing "Jakarta EE".

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Eclipse Open J9 – an Open Source Java Virtual Machine Based on the Eclipse OMR Project

by Monica Beckwith Follow 438 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018 1

In early 2016, IBM open sourced the core, non-Java parts of the J9 runtime environment under the Eclipse OMR project. The OMR project is a language-agnostic runtime toolkit. In 2017, IBM also open sourced their J9 JVM as OpenJ9. OpenJ9 consumes Eclipse OMR and itself fits into the Java class libraries from OpenJDK 9 and future releases.

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A First Look at Java 10 Release Candidate 1

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018 5

Scheduled for a GA release on March 20, 2018, Java 10 RC1 is now available for the Java community. This will be the first upgrade that will follow Oracle’s new six-month release cycle. The most intriguing and anticipated feature in Java 10 is local-variable type inference that introduces the new reserved type name, var.

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Brian Goetz Speaks to InfoQ on Data Classes for Java

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Feb 21, 2018 30

Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle, introduced an experimental concept of data classes that may someday be integrated into the Java programming language. But there is much work to be done before this concept is worthy of any real attention. Goetz explored the problems and tradeoffs of data classes on the premise that sometimes “data is just data.”

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Spring Boot 2.0 Nears GA

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 9 Followers on  Feb 19, 2018 4

The release of Spring Boot version 2.0 general availability came a step closer with release candidate 1 (RC1) being announced on January 31st. Even at this late stage some noteworthy additions are still being released, alongside a huge number of issues and pull requests closed.

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From Java EE to Jakarta EE: the Java EE Guardians Rebranding Debate with Oracle

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Feb 18, 2018 2

Frustrated with the lack of response from Oracle, the Java EE Guardians recently submitted an open letter to Oracle expressing their concerns on the rebranding of Java EE. Despite the efforts and data collection by the Java EE Guardians, the rebranding of Java EE will move forward.

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Eclipse MicroProfile 1.3 Is Now Available

by Kesha Williams Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 16, 2018

Eclipse MicroProfile extends Java EE to better address microservices by providing an open-source community specification for enterprise Java microservices. Release 1.3 introduces the OpenAPI, OpenTracing, and Rest Client APIs and updates the Config and Metrics APIs.

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Vote for Java EE's New Name

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

The quest to rename Java EE has reached the final phase, with the community being asked to vote for one of two final possibilities.

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Oracle Extends Free Support Lifetime of Java 8

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

Oracle has updated their roadmap for Free support of Java 8. This removes the previously reported "cliff edge" for Java 8 support but still only leaves a four-month cut over period and no long-term options for supporting Java 9 and 10.

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Oracle to End Free Support for Past Java Versions Much Sooner

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 30, 2018 1

Oracle's new support roadmap appears to have significantly curtailed the length of time that free updates to each new version of Java will be offered.

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