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Java will no longer have ‘major’ releases

The twice-yearly Java releases will get new version numbers, but they won’t have the degree of change that whole version numbers have historically indicated

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What’s new with Eclipse’s Jakarta EE Java

GlassFish app server, Jakarta EE Java implementation set to move forward with cloud native focus

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Beyond Java: Programming languages on the JVM

By running on the JVM, these languages run anywhere Java runs, work seamlessly with Java, and open up possibilities Java doesn’t

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Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect

CORBA, Java EE, and JavaFX support will be removed, while just a handful of new features are being added—so far

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Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases

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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

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

Learn about SAAJ and other advanced Java SE Web service features

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Web services in Java SE, Part 1: Tools overview

This post launches a four-part series introducing you to Java SE 6's support for Web services. Later in the series we'll build SOAP-based and RESTful-based Web services and explore advanced Web services topics.

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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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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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