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 EC has been devoting a lot of energy to recently is the adoption of the Java platform, post-JDK 8. Ordinarily, this would be a discussion […]
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 research for this, I was looking at one of the options for jlink that allows you to select a virtual machine type, the idea being […]
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 Web Start. In this post, I thought I’d delve a bit deeper into the suggested way to ship application code when you make the move […]
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 new material gleaned from different sources. Rather than looking at the details of moving an application from the classpath to a set of modules, I […]
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 New Features in JDK 9”) but, from a developers perspective doesn’t quite have the excitement we had with JDK 8 and the introduction of Lambda […]