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Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java

Technologies from several projects will provide a pipeline of new capabilities in Java 10 and later versions

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Base64 encoding and decoding in Java 8

Java 8 will be remembered mainly for introducing lambdas, streams, a new date/time model, and Nashorn--but don't miss the new Base64 API. It could be just what you need to ensure data integrity in transit.

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EE4J: Eclipse’s replacement for Java EE unveiled

Eclipse Foundation unveils nine EE4J proposals covering Java NIO, REST, web services, JSON, messaging, middleware, and WebSockets

Java 101: Datastructures and algorithms, Part 2

Java 101: Datastructures and algorithms in Java, Part 2

Get started with one-dimensional arrays and array variables, then try out five algorithms for searching and sorting arrays in your Java programs

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ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

Votes are due by November 8 to approve the project request, which could compete with Red Hat’s Shenandoah

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Stack Overflow reveals the most-disliked programming languages

Stack Overflow Jobs data shows that developers would prefer not to work with Perl, Delphi, Visual Basic, and PHP

Modular Java's true impact

Which tools support Java 9’s new modularity features

Apache Ant, Apache Maven, Eclipse IDE, Gradle, Jenkins, and IntelliJ Idea don’t all yet support this key new capability in Java SE

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Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Now that Google has endorsed Kotlin for Android development, Java-based mobile developers could become dinosaurs

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Java microservices profile gets fault-tolerance capabilities

MicroProfile 1.2 also adds interoperability with JSON web tokens for more consistent security

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Under Eclipse, changes to Java EE begin

Java Enterprise Edition's new owner is starting to make changes to how Java EE will work and be supported

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Java debugging comes to Visual Studio Code

New Java debugging extension from Microsoft works with Java language support extension from Red Hat

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Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

Move to Java 8 overcomes limited Java class support, thread execution issues, and slower performance of Java 7, Google says

Web services in Java SE, Part 4: SOAP with Attachments API for Java

Learn about SAAJ and other advanced Java SE Web service features

Modular Java's true impact

Java 9 is here: Everything you need to know

Java SE 9 boasts modularity, REPL, compiler improvements, and much more—but it is also the end of its line

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Java EE 8 is here: What you need to know

Support for the cloud, HTML5, and HTTP/2 highlight the changes in the enterprise Java platform

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Unwanted by Oracle, Java EE gets adopted by Eclipse

A new name for Java EE is a likely outcome as the Eclipse Foundation figures out how to steward enterprise Java itself

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Java 9 will not receive long-term support

Under Oracle's revamped release plan for standard Java, the Java Development Kit 9 will not be designated for long-term support

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Why Python and C# can’t displace Java, C, or C++

As the programming language field gets more crowded and developers use more languages in their code, Python and C# suffer from inherent limits

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The road to Java 9: Twice-yearly releases are coming

A move to GPL license and open-sourcing the JDK are also planned to make it easier for developers to adopt Java in their software

Web services in Java SE, Part 3: Creating RESTful Web services

Learn how to use Java SE's JAX-WS API to create a RESTful-based library Web service

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