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CodeFX Weekly #59 — 9th of March 2018

Hi everyone,

earlier this week, Oracle released a Java Client Roadmap Update (PDF) and it contained a few details that, depending on what you think about Java on the desktop, you might consider something between overdue and shocking. In short: The future of JavaFX and maybe even Swing and AWT looks uncertain.

(You need to know about Oracle’s plans for its JDK and OpenJDK to get the most out of this weekly.)

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Java Desktop, Quo Vadis?

First, I want to tell you about the facts and a little background before I…


CodeFX Weekly #56 — 16th of February 2018

Update: I wrote a Java 11 migration guide that covers the final result of the release cadence / licensing / long-term support kerfuffle. If you prefer video, I also made one of those.

Hi everyone,

I’m incredibly sorry for not writing last week. I had to hand in a complete draft of The Java Module System on Monday, 12th, so all I did from Friday to Monday was work, eat, and sleep. I simply forgot to write something and only remembered Tuesday. …


CodeFX Weekly #53 — 19th of January 2018

Hi everyone,

not much happening these days. I’m mostly working on the reflection chapter, interrupted by nightlong gaming marathons (Stellaris, Blood Bowl). The noteworthy tidbits have to do with Java 11 (scheduled for September 2018).

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Switch expression in Java (11?)

For quite some time now, Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect at Oracle, has floated the idea of implementing pattern matching in Java. (In a past weekly I showed some snippets.) Today’s great news is that we’re getting a part of that feature before the rest of it is fully done! …


CodeFX Weekly #52 — 12th of January 2018

Hi everyone,

ok, fun time is over. The year really started and so the weekly is back to more technical content.

I was stupid enough to make some predictions for Java in 2018, which I’ve restated here. Then come a few command line tricks and updates on the book. Shots are great this week!

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Java Trend for 2018

I was recently asked for my opinion on tech trends for the new year (German). What a no-brainer, 2018 is the year of Linux on the desktop. Obviously.

Beyond that, here’s my answer:

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