Bugger Off Java 9, Hello Java 10

CodeFX Weekly #58 — 2nd of March 2018

Nicolai Parlog
Mar 6, 2018 · 3 min read

Hi everyone,

Java 10 is coming close, release will be on March 20th, and this weekly is dedicated to turning the corner from 9 to 10.

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Bugger off, Java 9

Java 9 is a huge release that keeps on giving. Just the other day, I published a post explaining how multi-release JARs work. I still got a few more things I want to write about for Java 9, particularly the module system, but I guess this will peter out over the summer.

I also collected a few interesting StackOverflow questions that are related to Java 9. Take a look:

Last but definitely not least, note that the current version 9.0.4 is the last 9er you’ll ever see. If you migrated to Java 9 already, you need to jump to 10 in a few days. Don’t worry, though, there are no known compatibility concerns.


Java 10 is around the corner

Somebody blabbed about the short release cycle giving developers “release fatigue”, which I think is a little ludicrous. But what I do find jarring is that my continued work on writing about the module system keeps me from really exploring Java 10.

That shouldn’t keep you, though, and I collected a couple of sources that will get you started.

Overview:

Individual features:

The next thing I want to explore in depth is application class-data sharing. It sounds like it might provide a measurable launch time reduction for large applications.


Shots

Twitter now has bookmarks, which is plain awesome. No more “hearting” of things to keep track of them.

so long … Nicolai


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CodeFX Weekly

Whatever caught my interest throughout the week: libraries or tools I am using, what I’ve written or read that might interest you, fascinating questions on StackOverflow, conferences visits, odd tweets, anything really that connects to Java, software development, or writing.

Nicolai Parlog

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Developer (mostly Java), blogger (http://codefx.org/), author (http://tiny.cc/jms), trainer (http://courses.codefx.org & https://www.youtube.com/c/codefx)

CodeFX Weekly

Whatever caught my interest throughout the week: libraries or tools I am using, what I’ve written or read that might interest you, fascinating questions on StackOverflow, conferences visits, odd tweets, anything really that connects to Java, software development, or writing.

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