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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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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 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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Azul introduces LLVM compiler to Java runtime

Azul's Falcon LLVM compiler gives the Zing JVM a big speed edge over Oracle's HotSpot Java platform

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Oracle’s Java-on-Java experiment picks up steam

In a recent presentation, Oracle detailed both progress and future plans for implementing Java on Java

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Java garbage collector proposal aimed at performance testing

The Epsilon project could benefit testers, but it wouldn't bring manual memory management to Java

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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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Java framework builds microservices as Docker containers

The java-micro platform lets developers build and configure environment, command-line, and external services

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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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Kotlin 1.1 beta adds JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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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 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

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Oracle survey: Java EE users want REST, HTTP/2

Oauth and OpenID, eventing, and JSON-B also ranked high on developer wish lists

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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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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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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

After being struck down in its bid for retrial, Oracle is taking the Java copyright fight to the US Court of Appeals

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