Chelsie  Towne

Chelsie Towne


JDK 15: The new Features in Java 15

With Java 14 having reached general availability March 17, work continues on the successor, Java 15, due September 15, 2020. The latest proposal eyed for the platform, as of June 1, 2020, is the deprecation of the RMI (Remote Method Invocation) Activation mechanism.

Java Development Kit (JDK) 15 provides the basis for the next version of Java SE (Standard Edition). Prior to general availability in September, there will be rampdown phases in June and July, followed by two release candidates in August.


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Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel


How to Install OpenJDK 11 on CentOS 8

What is OpenJDK?

OpenJDk or Open Java Development Kit is a free, open-source framework of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (or Java SE). It contains the virtual machine, the Java Class Library, and the Java compiler. The difference between the Oracle OpenJDK and Oracle JDK is that OpenJDK is a source code reference point for the open-source model. Simultaneously, the Oracle JDK is a continuation or advanced model of the OpenJDK, which is not open source and requires a license to use.

In this article, we will be installing OpenJDK on Centos 8.

#tutorials #alternatives #centos #centos 8 #configuration #dnf #frameworks #java #java development kit #java ee #java environment variables #java framework #java jdk #java jre #java platform #java sdk #java se #jdk #jre #open java development kit #open source #openjdk #openjdk 11 #openjdk 8 #openjdk runtime environment

Samanta  Moore

Samanta Moore


Going Beyond Java 8: Local Variable Type Inference (var) - DZone Java

According to some surveys, such as JetBrains’s great survey, Java 8 is currently the most used version of Java, despite being a 2014 release.

What you are reading is one in a series of articles titled ‘Going beyond Java 8,’ inspired by the contents of my book, Java for Aliens. These articles will guide you step-by-step through the most important features introduced to the language, starting from version 9. The aim is to make you aware of how important it is to move forward from Java 8, explaining the enormous advantages that the latest versions of the language offer.

In this article, we will talk about the most important new feature introduced with Java 10. Officially called local variable type inference, this feature is better known as the **introduction of the word **var. Despite the complicated name, it is actually quite a simple feature to use. However, some observations need to be made before we can see the impact that the introduction of the word var has on other pre-existing characteristics.

#java #java 11 #java 10 #java 12 #var #java 14 #java 13 #java 15 #verbosity

Samanta  Moore

Samanta Moore


67 New Features in JDK 16

Explore what Java 16 has to offer.

How time flies! Even in these extraordinary times, it seems hard to believe another six months have passed, and we now have a new release of the JDK. As usual, I will summarise all the new features with some commentary on their potential impact on Java application development.

Not all releases are created equal and, depending on how feature development phases align; some will have more features than others. JDK 16 contains quite a few new things, although several of them are continuations or finalization of incubator modules or preview features from earlier releases. I think this is one of the biggest benefits of the faster release cadence. Providing new functionality without making it part of the standard, gathering feedback from developers, and potentially making changes has delivered an improved process for the JDK development.

I’ll take my usual approach of dividing the post into language changes, library additions, JVM-related updates and, finally, anything else.

#java #records #java 16 #jdk 16 #sealed classes #67 new features in jdk 16

Seamus  Quitzon

Seamus Quitzon


How to Install Multiple Versions of Java on the Same Machine

Some time back, I wrote the article Java Lambda Expression Explained with Example, but it was easy for me to explore Java 8 because I was using it in my project and allowed to install it. But in my current project, we are still using Java 8, and now, I want to upgrade and learn Java 11, but unfortunately, I cannot install it.

And this happens a lot with Java developers. Sometimes, you want to learn and explore the latest version of Java, but you cannot install it on your machine because you and your team are working on an older version, e.g. Java 8, and you don’t want to accidentally break your project.

Or, suppose you are working on multiple projects, some of which use Java 8 and some of which are new projects using Java 11. So, in order to work on both of these projects, you will need to install multiple versions of the JDK on your machine and be able to switch between them.

What if there is a way to install multiple versions of Java and turn different versions on and off, depending on your needs.

Well, there is a tool called SDKMan which allows us to do just that. According to their website:

SDKMan! is a tool for managing parallel versions of multiple S oftware Development Kits on most Unix-based systems. It provides a convenient Command Line Interface (CLI) and API for installing, switching, removing, and listing Candidates.

Some points about SDKMan are as follows:

  1. SDKMan is free to use and is developed by the open-source community.
  2. SDKMan is written in bash and only requires curl and zip/unzip programs to be present on your system.
  3. We do not need to worry about setting the _HOME and PATH environment variables because SDKMan handles them automatically.

Installing SDKMan

SDKMan can run on any UNIX-based platforms such as Mac OSX, Linux, Cygwin, Solaris, and FreeBSD, and we can install it using the following commands:

$ curl -s "" | bash

$ source “$HOME/.sdkman/bin/”

We can verify the installation using `sdk version` and `sdk help` commands, which will give us complete help with the usage of the `sdk `command.

> Because SDKMan is written in [bash]( and only requires [curl]( and [zip/unzip]( to be present on your system, you can install SDKMan on Windows as well either by first installing [Cygwin]( or [Git Bash for Windows]( environment and then running the above commands.

#java #jvm #java 9 #jdk #java 11 #java 10 #jdk 11 #versions

Samanta  Moore

Samanta Moore


Spring Boot and Java 16 Records

In this article, we will discuss Java 16’s newest feature, Records. Then we will apply this knowledge and use it in conjunction with a Spring Boot application.

On March 16th, 2021, Java 16 was GA. With this new release, tons of new exciting features have been added. Check out the release notes to know more about these changes in detail. This article’s focus will be on Java Records, which got delivered with JEP 395. Records were first introduced in JDK 14 as a preview feature proposed by JEP 359, and with JDK 15, they remained in preview with JEP 384. However, with JDK 16, Records are no longer in preview.

I have picked Records because they are definitely the most favored feature added in Java 16, according to this Twitter poll by Java Champion Mala Gupta.

I also conducted a similar survey, but it was focused on features from Java 8 onwards. The results were not unexpected, as Java 8 is still widely used. Very unfortunate, though, as tons of new features and improvements are added to newer Java versions. But in terms of features, Java 8 was definitely a game-changer from a developer perspective.

So let’s discuss what the fuss is about Java Records.

#java #springboot #java programming #records #java tutorials #java programmer #java records #java 16