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Java 9's other new enhancements, Part 2: Milling Project Coin

JEP 213 builds on Java 7's Project Coin with small language improvements and additions for your Java programs

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Oracle bets Java EE future on REST APIs

Oracle sees REST as key to modernizing future versions of Java EE for microservices and the cloud

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Java 9's other new enhancements, Part 1: Factory methods in Java Collections

The module system and REPL tool have received widespread attention, but Java's newest release has much more to offer. This series introduces other enhancements to Java 9, beginning with the new convenience factory methods in the Java...

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Oracle to Java devs: Stop signing JAR files with MD5

Starting in April, if a JAR file is signed with MD5, Oracle will treat it as unsigned

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New JVM language stands apart from Scala, Clojure

Eta, a Haskell dialect, can reuse Java libraries, features strong type safety, and is immutable by default

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New functional language for JVM builds on Haskell, Clojure, ML

Like Lisp, Lux runs on the Java Virtual Machine but promises more power and flexibility than its predecessors

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The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift, and Universal Windows

Java and Swift will see significant upgrades, while JavaScript frameworks and Microsoft tooling will transform

Move over Memcached and Redis, here comes Netflix's Hollow

Netflix's new Java-powered data caching system promises to speed access to local data sets and aid developers building on top of that data

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Oracle cuts management, messaging specs in Java EE 8

Oracle also wants to transfer MVC spec to another organization due to shifting priorities

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Are checked exceptions good or bad?

While some programmers believe checked exceptions are a good language feature, others would disagree. In this post, Jeff introduces checked exceptions, then dives into the debate.

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After a decade, open source Java is still controversial

Ten years on, Java founder James Gosling sees upside in the open source move, while others believe Sun didn't go far enough

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Scala upgrade brings closer alignment with Java 8

Scala 2.12 has an overhauled compiler to better use the VM features of Java 8

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Buggy components still dog Java apps

Your Java coding chops don't matter much if your go-to third-party libraries and open source frameworks are outdated and have known vulnerabilities

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PurpleJS unites Java, JavaScript development

The framework lets developers write apps in JavaScript that run on the JVM using Java as the runtime

Read-only properties in JavaFX 8

Learn how to expose internal modifiable properties as external read-only properties in JavaFX 8

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Monster Oracle update patches database, Java

Oracle's Critical Patch Updates keep getting bigger. The database giant addressed a number of remotely exploitable flaws in Java, MySQL, and Oracle Database this quarter

Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The MicroProfile.io group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor

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Interface-based applications in Java 8

Java 8's support for static methods in interfaces made it possible to create interface-based applications. Learn how in this short blog post.

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