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Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2020

Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2020

Happy New Year! As we enter the new decade, I decided it was time to write my now annual blog post giving my thoughts on what this year might hold…

Category: Azul Zulu

OpenJDK: More Speed, Less Haste

OpenJDK: More Speed, Less Haste

It’s now over two years since the release of JDK 9 and, with it, the switch to a time-based rather than feature-based release schedule. It seems incredible that it took…

Category: Java

Staring into my Java Crystal Ball 2019

Staring into my Java Crystal Ball 2019

Happy New Year everyone! For the last two years, I’ve started with a blog post (2017 link, 2018 link) giving my predictions for what will happen in the world of…

Category: Java

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…

Category: Azul Zulu

How Do We Define Java

How Do We Define Java?

Java is a massively overloaded word. For a start, it is the name of an Indonesian island as well as being a term for coffee. Then we have Java, the…

Category: Java11

109 New Features In JDK 10

109 New Features In JDK 10

It feels like it was only a few weeks since JDK 9 was launched, and that’s because it was. Things move on, however, and with the new release cadence for…

Category: Java

Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2018

Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2018

Happy New Year! Last year, I wrote a blog with my predictions for what would happen in the world of Java in 2017. Now that 2017 has ended and we’re…

Category: Azul Zing

Trains, Buses and JDK Releases

Trains, Buses and JDK Releases

You wait three and a half years for a JDK release and then three come along in the space of a year (thus the reference to buses in the title…

Category: Java

Faster Java: Do We Really Want It?

Faster Java: Do We Really Want It?

Last week I was at the Voxxed Days Bristol event, which was as enjoyable as last year. Bristol appears to have a lot of developers, and there is clearly a thriving startup…

Category: Java

Is An Agile Java Standard Possible?

Is An Agile Java Standard Possible?

This week we had one of the three face-to-face meetings that the JCP executive committee (EC) has each year. This is only my second meeting of this format; despite my…

Category: Java

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