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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 computing platform. Even then, the word has several meanings: are we talking about Java the programming language syntax, Java the virtual machine or Java the

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Zulu 10 Has Landed

  In a previous blog post, I went into great detail about all of the 109 new features I had managed to uncover that are included in JDK 10. Given that it’s only six months since the release of JDK 9, this is an impressive feat on the part of the Java Platform Group at

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Making Java Wider

Or, at least, more widely available. Azul’s business is Java. Not using it, but providing people with alternatives for the JVM and JDK binaries. We think this is a good thing because it gives people a choice of which distribution of Java they use. The obvious question that people ask is, “Well, Java is write

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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

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You Can’t Please All The Java People, All The Time

But you can confuse them… I don’t envy Mark Reinhold’s job. As Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, he has literally millions of Java developers to keep happy. That’s no simple task. Just before JavaOne, there were a number of announcements made about the Java platform including a move to a strict

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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

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