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Java 9

The Will of the JDK Using People

The Will of the [JDK Using] People

In an earlier blog, I wrote about what comes after JDK 8. This examined what factors might affect people’s decisions about which version of the JDK to move to after…

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What Comes After JDK 8?

What Comes After JDK 8?

As the Azul alternate representative on the JCP Executive Committee (EC), I get to attend all the EC meetings and take part in the various discussions. One topic that the…

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Eliminating Java Update Confusion

Eliminating Java Update Confusion

It has become clear to me, having spoken to many developers at many different events and seen recent postings on sites like Reddit, that there is still a lot of…

Category: Java

Javas Magic Sauce

Java’s Magic Sauce

Or should I say, Java’s Magic Source? If we go all the way back to JDK 1.0, there were 211 classes in the public API. Out of interest, I created…

Category: Java

JDK 10 Release Cadence, Release Fatigue, and Support Cliffs

JDK 10: Release Cadence, Release Fatigue, and Support Cliffs

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been tracking a series of interviews (link is to #4 in the series) with 11 Java experts conducted by Jaxenter’s Gabriela Motroc. The Jaxenter articles were…

Category: Java 8

No JDK 9 For Windows XP

No JDK 9 For Windows XP

In my last blog post, I discussed the use of jlink to build shrink-fit Java runtimes that only contain the modules you need for your application. As part of the…

Category: Java

The Incredible Shrinking Java Platform

The Incredible Shrinking Java Platform

In an earlier blog, I wrote about the changes for deployment of Java applications that will take effect in JDK 11. Specifically, the removal of support for Applets and Java…

Category: Java

Think you are moving to JDK 9 sometime next year? Think again.

Think you are moving to JDK 9 sometime next year? Think again.

We talk to lots of people every week, ranging from analysts and press to prospects and customers, and there’s one thing that almost everyone has in common — last Fall…

Category: Java

Who Will Use JDK 9?

Who Will Use JDK 9?

Recently, I ran a webinar on “Migrating Applications to JDK 9” . To develop this, I used some of the material I had researched for an earlier blog post along with…

Category: Java

A New Day, A New JDK!

A New Day, A New JDK!

Today is the day! After a [rather long] wait, JDK 9 is finally here! JDK 9 has plenty of new features (you can find more details in my presentation, “55…

Category: Java 9

The JDK of 10000 Days Starts With a Single Release Candidate

The JDK of 10000 Days Starts With a Single Release Candidate

My apologies for severely misquoting Lao Tzu in the title of this blog post but it occurred to me today that we are only 16 days (10000 in binary, hence…

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JDK 9: XXtra Command Line Options

JDK 9: XXtra Command Line Options

In my last blog entry on JDK 9 compatibility, I included a list of the command line options that had been removed between JDK 8 and JDK 9. For this…

Category: Java

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