OpenJDK

CPU, PSU and SLA. Making Sense of TLAs for Java Updates

CPU, PSU and SLA. Making Sense of TLAs for Java Updates

Updating Java has changed. In January 2019, the last public updates (for commercial users) of both Oracle JDK 8 and the Oracle OpenJDK JDK 11 were released. Non-commercial users, for…

Category: CPU Updates

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

Tall, Grande or Venti Support For Your JDK

It’s now been a little over two years since Oracle announced it was making some significant changes to the way the Java platform is developed, distributed and updated. This was…

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More Cost Effective Support for Java on the Desktop

Although Java started life targeted at desktops, its popularity has really grown to dominate the server and subsequently cloud spaces. Many people would dismiss Java on the desktop, but you…

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Love it or Hate it, Java Continues to Evolve

TechRepublic recently published an article about languages that developers love and those that they hate. This produced an interesting set of results since Java was the third most loved language…

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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

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

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

Azul and Azure Keeping Java Free Stable and Secure in the Cloud

Azul and Azure: Keeping Java Free, Stable and Secure in the Cloud

The world of Java is going through something of a change at the moment; specifically in the area of how people get updates to the Java Development Kit (JDK) to…

Category: Java

90 New Features (and APIs) in JDK 11

The new six-month release cadence of the JDK means before we’ve even really figured out what the new features are in JDK 10, along comes JDK 11. I posted an…

Category: Java11

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