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Inheritance in Java, Part 1: The extends keyword

Use Java's extends keyword to derive a child class from a parent class, invoke parent class constructors and methods, override methods, and more

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Loop, switch, or take a break? Deciding and iterating with Java statements

Learn how to use standby statements like for, while, if-else, and break, then get started with the new switch expressions in Java 12

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OpenJDK proposal takes aim at verbose Java syntax

Records and sealed types would provide more compact syntax for declaring classes and a way to restrict subclasses, respectively

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Elementary Java language features

Learn three ways to document your code, then get started using identifiers, types, literals, and variables in Java 12

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Learn Java from the ground up

If you're new to Java then you've come to the right place. Get an overview of the Java platform, then code your first application using Java 12 and the new Java Shell

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Programming languages are now driven by corporations: Should we be worried?

Today, seemingly the only way a new programming language hits the big time is with the generous backing of a megacorp

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Java and JVM to zero in on GPUs and containers

Oracle says future Java developments will focus on improving language and runtime support for big data, machine learning, and cloud-native workloads

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Beta Janet language hopes to take on expressive programming

The C99-based Lisp implementation borrows from Lua and Clojure and could be used in IoT apps

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10 JavaScript concepts every Node.js developer must master

Want to build efficient and scalable Node.js apps? Learn how to make JavaScript work for you, not against you

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