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What is the JRE? Introduction to the Java Runtime Environment

The JRE creates the JVM and ensures dependencies are available to your Java programs. It also plays a vital role in devops and cloud configurations

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JDK 12 roadmap: Java 12 gets first targeted feature

Switch expressions capability would improve coding, allow pattern matching

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Oracle and Intel seek to build a Java API for SIMD support

The Java Vector API aims to provide a mechanism to write complex vector algorithms in Java

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Java 101: Mastering Java exceptions, Part 2

Take your Java exceptions to the next level with stack traces, exception chaining, try-with-resources, final re-throw, and more

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What is the JDK? Introduction to the Java Development Kit

The JDK is a key platform component for building Java applications. At its heart is the Java compiler

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Guido van Rossum resigns: What’s next for Python

Python’s designer explains why he stepped down as “benevolent dictator for life”—and how he’ll stay involved with the language

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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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