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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

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Duke Takes His Last Tumble

Click here for more info on the rapid release cadence of the JDK When Java was first released, the world was a very different place. This was 1995, and the Internet and World Wide Web were still very much in their infancy. When James Gosling and John Gage demonstrated the WebRunner browser (as it was

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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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Java: The No. 1 Platform For IoT Development

There were two interesting pieces of news this week related to the use of Java in embedded devices to help power the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT). The first is the results of a survey carried out by the Eclipse Foundation, (there’s also a slide deck) asking IoT developers about what they’re doing and what

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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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Java: More Typing With Less Typing

There are many things that prove divisive amongst software developers. For example, just ask a group of (more mature) developers whether they are a vi or emacs user and this will normally result in a heated discussion on the merits of both (personally, I’m a hard core vi man). Other subjects such as operator overloading

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