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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

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…

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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

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles- The Spanish JUG Tour

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The Spanish JUG Tour

Earlier this month I set out with our European Sales Director, Mario Iotti, to visit eight Java User Groups (JUGs) in Spain. As a developer advocate, visiting JUGs has always…

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More Java Power For Your Pi

More Java Power For Your Pi

Recently, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the most potent Raspberry Pi board yet produced while keeping the price down to an incredible $35. The Pi 3 model B+ continues the…

Category: Java

The Incredible Shrinking Java Platform

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…

Category: Java

109 New Features In JDK 10

109 New Features In JDK 10

It feels like it was only a few weeks since JDK 9 was launched, and that’s because it was. Things move on, however, and with the new release cadence for…

Category: Java

Trains, Buses and JDK Releases

Trains, Buses and JDK Releases

You wait three and a half years for a JDK release and then three come along in the space of a year (thus the reference to buses in the title…

Category: Java

JDK 9: Pitfalls For The Unwary

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…

Category: Java

Developing with Zing on Windows or Mac

Developing with Zing on Windows or Mac

Developing with Zing: Overview Azul gets asked frequently whether Zing–which is a by design a great production JVM on the server–would also satisfy a developer use case for Java applications….

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Did you have a Black Friday that was record-setting and boring

Did you have a Black Friday that was record-setting and boring?

That was the report from one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites. They worked hard to make their holiday shopping season a success, and here’s what they reported after Black…

Category: Apache Cassandra

1 Exception To The Power of JDK 8 Collectors

1 Exception To The Power of JDK 8 Collectors

I’ve been using JDK 8 for over two years now and have found the new functional style of programming it provides really powerful. The thing that really impresses me about…

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