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Java Module Platform System (JSR 376) Passes the Public Review Reconsideration Ballot

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

Almost two months after the failure of the original JSR 376 public review ballot to pass, the JCP executive committee has now overwhelmingly passed the recent reconsideration ballot. Tim Ellison, senior technical staff member at IBM, and Martijn Verburg, co-founder of the London Java Community and CEO of jClarity, spoke to InfoQ about the significant changes that led to a successful vote.

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Latest Java 9 Schedule Appears to Be at Risk from the Outset

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 09, 2016 7

After approving the feature extension process, Oracle has confirmed July 2017 as release date for Java 9. Similar to a previous estimation by InfoQ, the new schedule involves a longer wait time for feature extension and impacted testing phases which may impose a risk. Early, informal testing might be in place to compensate.

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Java 9 on the Brink of a Delivery Date and Scope Review

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 06, 2016

Following the passing of the May 2016 deadline for a feature complete Java 9, Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform, suggested a method to collectively review all work remaining in unfinished JEPs and decide whether to delay the project further in order to accommodate, or to descope them. Although the process hasn't finished yet, the current state suggests a combination of both.

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Java 9 Will Remove CORBA from Default Classpath

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 07, 2016

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.

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Initial Implementation of Module System Pushed to JDK 9 build 111

by Monica Beckwith Follow 33 Followers on  Mar 28, 2016

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.

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Apache Maven JDeps Plugin 3.0.0 Released

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 25, 2015

A new maven plugin that uses the jdeps utility to find uses of JDK Internal APIs has been released. When activated, the plugin will force a failure if the code uses any internal API. Internal APIs will be unaccessible as of Java 9, therefore this plugin helps developers adapt their code to the next version of Java. Despite being labeled as 3.0.0, this is the first release of the plugin.

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Jigsaw, Second Cut

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 30, 2013 2

In a mail to the jigsaw-dev list, Mark Reinhold posted news of a reboot of the Jigsaw project to provide modularity for the JDK. Read on to find out more about what's happening, and what to look out for.

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ECMAScript 6 Modules: What Are They and How to Use Them Today

by Zef Hemel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 01, 2013

One of the essentials features any platform needs to support code bases beyond a few source files are modules. Until now, JavaScript has not supported modules natively. However, as of the next version of JavaScript (officially named ECMAScript 6) modules will finally be added as first-class citizen to the language.

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Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 21, 2012

JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

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OSGi DevCon London

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 03, 2010 1

Last week saw the first OSGi DevCon London, held in conjunction with JAX London in Hammersmith's Novotel. Topics included features from the upcoming OSGi Enterprise Expert Group publication, using and testing OSGi in the cloud, accessing objects through JPA on an OSGi system and how modularity can defeat complexity brought on by exponential software growth.

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OSGi 4.2 released

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 16, 2009

The OSGi Alliance has just released the OSGi 4.2 specification. Although early drafts of it have previously been available, this is the final release version. What does this release hold? InfoQ has previously covered a sneak preview, but now that the spec is final, here are the new and noteworthy items of OSGi 4.2.

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Jigsaw Falling Into Place

by Charles Humble Follow 41 Followers on  Jun 24, 2009 4

Long plagued by controversy, Sun's attempts to modularise the Java platform saw more positive reactions from the JavaOne crowd.

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Presentation: Social Programming A Pyramid

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 19, 2009 1

In this presentation filmed during OOPSLA 2008, Mark Lehner, an Egyptologist, talked about ancient Egyptian cultures as seen through the discoveries made on the Giza Plateau and made some connections with software engineering.

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Article: Java 7 Module System Concerns

by Dio Synodinos Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 29, 2009

In this article, Lukas Krecan, introduces the reader with some basic concepts of modularization, gives a roundup of some Java module systems and deals with how Project Jigsaw is connected to the upcoming Java 7.

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