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  • Java 10 Released

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

  • Looking Forward to Java in 2018

    A look forward at the two new releases of Java that are expected in 2018.

  • Java 10 - The Story So Far

    Java 10 is now only four months away. This article examines the currently known and expected features of Java 10.

  • Oracle Consolidates the OpenJDK 10 Repository Forest

    Joe Darcy, technical lead for infrastructure in JDK at Oracle, has announced the consolidation of repositories for OpenJDK 10. The move aims to reduce the overhead of managing the forest of repositories that OpenJDK was hitherto split into. OpenJDK 9 and the previous will remain a forest, reason for which tools have been created to move changes across consolidated and unconsolidated versions.

  • Java 10 Could Bring Upgraded Lambdas

    A new JEP proposes enhancements to lambda functionality, including better disambiguation, use of the underscore for unused parameters, and shadowing of outer variables. Although these changes would bring lambdas in Java closer to other languages', the community seems divided for now. This JEP complements a series of other proposals to improve the Java language with type inference and better enums.

  • Java Enums to Be Enhanced with Sharper Type Support

    Java enums will be enhanced with generics support and with the ability to add methods to individual items, a new JEP shows. Since both features can be delivered with the same code change, they are bundled together in the same JEP. The change only affects the Java compiler, and therefore no runtime changes are needed. Although there is no target version, Java 10 seems likely.

  • Oracle Presents First Proposal for Value Types Implementation

    A couple of months ago, John Rose, JVM Architect, and Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect, both at Oracle, published the first minimal value type proposal to allow early prototyping. At this point, the proposal makes no changes to the Java language itself, and adds only one new bytecode instruction. InfoQ analysed this proposal to indicate the direction that Project Valhalla is heading.