Java 9

JDK 9: Pitfalls For The Unwary

  JDK 9 is in the final phases of development, heading towards release on September 21st. The public review consideration ballot for the Java Platform Module System was passed [almost] unanimously, and so everything is now back on track. You can download the Azul Zulu builds of (Early Access) OpenJDK 9 here. Recently I’ve been doing

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Crouching Duke, Hidden Java

  One of the things I love about my job is the fact that I get to meet developers from all over the world. A while back I sat down and figured out that, during my career, I’ve spoken about Java to audiences in 57 countries (and I’m always looking for new places to go).

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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 long history with Java it’s interesting to see the way things work from this perspective. Since the minutes of the meeting have not yet

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20 Years Of Java Deprecation

I’m really not sure how I stumbled across this link, but it was a while ago and I put a reminder in my diary so I’d remember the twentieth anniversary of the unveiling of the @deprecated javadoc tag. As such I thought some reflections on this would make an interesting blog entry. When Java was

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Four Reasons to Attend Zulu University

A while back, I spent an evening in front of a video camera putting together a four-part series explaining Zulu, the family of Java kits provided by Azul based on OpenJDK. With the video series, we were looking for a reasonable way to encapsulate everything from the Zulu product family into a few quick study

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Focusing on 10 Years of Jfokus

  Last week was the Jfokus Developer Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, which was celebrating its tenth anniversary. Unlike some conferences, Jfokus has a “two year rule,” which means that you can present in two consecutive years, but not for a third. As such, I think I have been to most of the ten conferences, but not

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Azul Systems Launches Early Access Program for Zulu Supporting Java 9

News Highlights: Azul providing pre-release builds of Zulu, its open source build of OpenJDK, for developers interested in using Java 9 features and capabilities nearly a year ahead of the scheduled Java 9 release date Pre-release builds of Zulu supporting Java 9 are available immediately for Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms from zulu.org Today at

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