dont fear the java

(Don’t Fear) the Java

  There was an interesting discussion on the Java Champions alias recently under the title, “Fear of Java”. The initial post was related to a University faculty that was evaluating…

Category: Java

Twenty Years of Speakjava

It occurred to me recently that I had just passed a substantial milestone in my career. I started working for Sun Microsystems in February 1996 but, at that time, with…

Category: Java

Winter is Coming For Java Updates

  Four big things are happening in April 2019 that I can think of right now: On the 25th we have the release of Avengers: Endgame. For anyone who’s a…

Category: Java 8

39 New Features (and APIs) in JDK 12

I’ve written several blog posts that list out all the changes for each of the most recent releases of Java (JDK 10, JDK 11). With JDK 12 just having been…

Category: Azul Zulu

The Font of All Knowledge About Java and Fonts

The Font of All Knowledge About Java and Fonts

Around the middle of the 15th century, Johannes Gutenberg introduced the metal movable-type printing press. I think it would be easy to argue that this was one of the most…

Category: Azul News

Updated Choices For Java Updates

Updated Choices For Java Updates

Last month was of particular significance to both Java developers and users. The reason was the release of update 202 of Oracle JDK 8, which was the final public update…

Category: Uncategorized

Focusing on Java at Jfokus

Focusing on Java at Jfokus

Last week was the annual Jfokus conference held, as usual, at the Waterfront Conference Centre in Stockholm. Looking at the Jfokus archives, the conference started back in 2007 and attracted…

Category: Java11

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

Mountains Molluscs and Java

Mountains, Molluscs and Java

I’ve been in the IT industry for quite along time now.  In fact, if you count from when I first started working as a programmer during my degree, it’s a…

Category: Azul Zulu

Zulu Gets Graphical With OpenJFX

Zulu Gets Graphical With OpenJFX

When Java was first launched, in 1995, the thing that made it really stand out was its ability to add an animation to a web page (good old tumbling Duke)….

Category: Java 8

Oracle Code One Afterglow

Oracle Code One Afterglow

Earlier this year, Oracle announced that it was “enhancing” the traditional JavaOne conference. Personally, I found this a rather odd way of describing the changes that they had planned. Essentially,…

Category: Events

Measuring Up Java Usage

Measuring Up Java Usage

Today saw the publication of “the largest survey ever of Java developers”, run by Simon Maple of Snyk and Andrew Binstock, Editor of the Java Magazine. As the first of…

Category: Java

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