Topic: project jigsaw

Java EE moves forward once again

The state of innovation in Java EE was so in question that, earlier this summer, the Java Guardians were formed to champion the platform and demand that it be pushed forward. At JavaOne today, Oracle finally detailed its plans to address the neglected enterprise Java platform. Alongside that road map came new information on the … continue reading

UPDATE: Java 9 will be postponed

UPDATE: Since there were no objections to chief Java architect Mark Reinhold’s proposal to push back the release of Java 9, he has decided to go forward with the new schedule. “Hearing no objections, I’ve recorded the new FC and GA dates on the¬†JDK 9 Project page. (The FC date has been rounded up to … continue reading

Checking in with OpenJDK 9

OpenJDK 9 doesn’t yet have a set release date, but the project is continuing apace. With project Jigsaw as the headliner of the effort, the developers working on OpenJDK 9 have been tweezing apart the bits and pieces of Java to make the platform more modular overall. Project Jigsaw is no small effort. At JavaOne … continue reading

From the Editors: Java 9 could save time

If there is one thing that is certain about Java, still, it’s that the platform is rather large. It’s not large in the same way you must download multiple gigabytes to get Apple’s XCode, or in the way that Microsoft’s Visual Studio often used to require a dozen CDs to carry all the goodies. No, … continue reading

The Java 9 feature set is listed for the first time

The next major release of Java will be a modular one. Project Jigsaw, along with five other proposals (formerly called JSRs, now called Java Enhancement Proposals, or JEPs) have been slated for release in Java SE 9. While no release date has been given, this is the first official feature-set announcement for OpenJDK 9 and … continue reading

Java 8 won’t be modular

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

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