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Java library evolution and other puzzlers

Exploring puzzling code to figure out why it doesn't do what seems obvious is one way to improve your programming skills. Puzzle yourself today!

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Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

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The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK'd

IBM, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, and others decide to stand out of the way of the controversial technology’s deployment in Java 9

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The road to Java 9: Only critical bugs getting fixed now

The upgrade is slated for an initial release candidate build today

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Ruby’s decline in popularity may be permanent

Still in the top 10 of RedMonk’s language rankings, Ruby faces tough competition from Go, Rust, Swift, and Kotlin

CheerpJ converts Java apps into JavaScript for the web

Applications and Java libraries are converted to web applications, so there is no need for plug-ins or Java installations

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JVM may get upgrade to support today’s multicore processors

Proposed JVM specification changes would support a prototype of value classes

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Type dependency in Java, Part 2

Make type dependency work to your advantage when programming with the Java Collections API, generics, and lambda expressions.

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The state of Java 9

The shift to modularity has bedeviled Java, but Oracle says it's mending fences and moving forward. Here's what you can expect from Java 9

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Java 9 delayed due to modularity controversy

Oracle has proposed a September release date for Java 9, following modularity controversy

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Java 9's other new enhancements, Part 6: Concurrency

Java 9 introduces a publish-subscribe framework for reactive streams, improvements to the CompletableFuture class, and other concurrency enhancements

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Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

Temporarily permitting illegal reflective access from code on the class path could support a more relaxed migration to the modular Java platform

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Oracle's Java chief debunks ‘misconceptions’ about Java 9

The recent vote on Java 9's modularity specification failed, leaving the planned July 27 release in question

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Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

The upstart Go is giving stalwart Java a run for its money on greenfield server-side web apps

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Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

No matter how you slice it, there's always a trade-off between speedy development and ultrareliable applications

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Java modularity specification opposed by Red Hat, IBM is voted down

It could be back to the drawing board for Oracle's modular technology plan intended to make it easier to scale Java

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Oracle hits back at modular Java critics

High-ranking Java official responds to Red Hat's comments, saying that changes need to be useful to all developers, not a select few

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Java module system may stall platform’s next release

Objections raised by IBM and Red Hat could delay the upgrade's release, planned for late July

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