Topic: openjdk

Oracle announces Project Valhalla to spearhead new Java features

The Java language is moving forward from Java 8, and its future now lies in an experimental OpenJDK incubator called Project Valhalla. Oracle has been planning and proposing enhancements to Java and OpenJDK 9 for months, but Valhalla marks the first step toward long-term development. Oracle Java language architect Brian Goetz announced the language-VM co-development … continue reading

Java’s generics are getting more generic

Java language architect Brian Goetz today posted a lengthy blog post detailing some of the proposed plans for the future of Java. He wrote that OpenJDK 9 is looking at making generic classes easier to turn into specialized classes. The idea is that these generics that can be extended over primitives, and eventually, over value … continue reading

Java SE 8 and OpenJDK 8 land March 18

Update to Java language adds lambda expressions; biggest change to Java since Java SE 5 … continue reading

Java 8 won’t be modular

OpenJDK 8 ditches Project Jigsaw in order to meet end-of-summer release date … continue reading

Red Hat lays out plans for Java EE 7

These JCP specifications for Java EE 7 kick off the long process toward formal standardization … continue reading

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