Morning Java: Fresh Starts
Morning Java: Fresh Starts
See the latest Java news and tutorials from DZone and around the web, including how to work with Java 9's new tooling and what's happening with EE4J/Java EE.
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Welcome back to another round of Morning Java! The year is still relatively fresh, so let's dive into what's been going on in the Java world. This month, check out how to get things done in Java 9, how to better your career this year, and what's going on as Java EE transitions to EE4J.
- 9 Things Java Programmers Should Learn in 2018, by Javin Paul. Want to start the year off right? Here is a range of topics you can tackle to make yourself a better Java dev from performance tuning to Spring Security 5.0.
- Java Memory Management, by Constantin Marian. This deep dive into Java memory management will enhance your knowledge of how the heap works, reference types, and garbage collection.f
- Jlink in Java 9, by Shubham Agarwal. If you haven't played around with Jlink yet, see what Java 9's new command line tool can do to help you create a lightweight, custom JRE.
- 7 Things to Know Getting Started With Spring Boot, by Ranga Karanam. Just getting into Spring Boot? Then check out this post for a helping hand in understanding Spring Boot's architecture and functionality.
- Application Design the Java 9 Way, by Scott Shipp. Together, with Java 8 making packages without public classes possible and Java 9's modularity, see how object-oriented app design has changed.
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EE4J and the Great Code Migration
With Java EE — er, EE4J — still moving forward, there's a lot of code that needs moving. Here's an update on how the process of shifting code from Oracle to Eclipse is going and what's happening next.
JDK 8: To 2019 and Beyond
In case you weren't aware, Oracle had planned on ending updates for Java 8 this September. Well, that's no longer the plan! Now the idea is to provide quarterly updates into the early part of 2019. Check out the article for more information as well as what else Oracle is planning for their support calendar.
Kotlin Malware for Android
If you'll forgive the dip into the mobile realm for a moment, you know you've hit it big when people design malware with you in mind. This month, a firm discovered Android malware designed in Kotlin. See what the designers targeted and see which packages it infected. So, congratulations to Kotlin! You've really made the bigtime.
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