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Git might replace Mercurial for Java’s source-code management

Project Skara would provide prototypes for hosting Java Development Kit (JDK) 12

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Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Take full advantage of white-hat hackers to help you secure your code. And still do all the other security stuff you should do before you release your code

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Oracle: Switch now from Nashorn JavaScript engine to GraalVM

Oracle says GraalVM is more capable than Nashorn, and it has laid out a migration path from Nashorn to GraalVM

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Java Challengers #3: Polymorphism and inheritance

Challenge yourself, with this brain-teasing introduction to method invocation in polymorphic method calls

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How to align test automation with agile and devops

Along with CI/CD’s continuous integration and continuous development, you need continuous testing

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Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

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Java 101: Mastering Java exceptions, Part 1

Everything you need to know about throwing, trying, catching, and cleaning up after Java exceptions

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Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE

One-time licenses won’t be available for Java SE 8 or later, but separate support contracts also go away

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Kotlin tutorial: Get started with Kotlin

Kotlin can provide huge benefits to developers currently working on Java and Android projects--here’s how

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Nashorn JavaScript engine for JVM could be axed

OpenJDK proposal says maintaining Nashorn has become a challenge due to rapid changes to the ECMAScript language

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Java 101: Datastructures and algorithms in Java, Part 5

In addition to singly linked lists, Java offers several other types of list that you can use to search and sort stored data in your Java programs.

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Open source’s existential dilemma: the meaning of ‘free'

Developers once were quick to distinguish open source as “free as in freedom, not free as in beer.” Today, as GitHub shows, they demand the beer but are nonchalant about the freedom

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The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The open source tools organization wants to adopt Docker, NoSQL, and Kubernetes in enterprise Java, while standardizing on Maven and Jenkins

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Java Challengers #2: String comparisons

How String methods, keywords, and operators process comparisons in the String pool

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The Kubernetes ‘fork’: Open source purists miss the point

Is Red Hat’s OpenShift a fork of Kubernetes? No, but it still shouldn’t matter if it were

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Apache Wicket Java 8 upgrade only partially supports lambdas

The open source Java web framework continues to subclasses for extensions, due to memory and performance issues

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Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

A “horrible mistake” from 1997, the Java object serialization capability for encoding objects has serious security issues

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What is the JVM? Introducing the Java virtual machine

The Java virtual machine manages system memory and provides a portable execution environment for Java-based applications. Developers reap the rewards in performance, stability, and predictable runtimes.

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