JDK 9, Tesla unlocks batteries and ScaleArc for SQL Server — SD Times news digest: September 11, 2017

Oracle to limit support for Java 9 Following their previously announced plans for a six-month release cycle for the Java Development Kit, Oracle has announced that support for this month’s upcoming Java 9 will be short-lived to make way for the first release in the new cycle in March 2018. Despite the limited support, Java … continue reading

Local-Variable Type Inference submitted as proposal to OpenJDK

For years, Java has claimed type safety, but left variables out of the inheritance party. A new JDK Enhancement Proposal from Alex Buckley and Mark Reinhold aims to fix this problem in the language itself. There is, however, no timeframe for this addition to the Java language yet. JEP 286 is officially titled Local-Variable Type … continue reading

Oracle to terminate Java Web plug-in

Back in 1997, Java in the browser was absolutely state of the art. But in the 18 years since then, the language’s use on the Web has dwindled in favor of server-side Java and client-side JavaScript. More importantly, however, has been the migration from plug-in-based Java Applets toward Java Web Start technologies. Oracle is currently … continue reading

JavaOne keynote highlights Java 9 and 10

Twenty years on, Java is still rolling right along. The JavaOne keynote address, given Sunday afternoon in San Francisco, had a somewhat reverent tone, as it covered both the past and future of the platform. Georges Saab, vice president of development at Oracle, gave an extensive history of the platform at the start of his … continue reading

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