The proposed GA release date of Java 9 has been accepted, giving the team more time to iron out issues with Project Jigsaw, among others. JDK 9 release schedule, updated: https://t.co/tc9GgikTqX #java #openjdk #jdk9 #jigsaw — Mark Reinhold (@mreinhold) October 18, 2016 Release timeline According to the latest update from Mark Reinhold, Oracle’s chief architect of […]

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This is a quick glance at hacking the JDK. This is ‘hacking’ in the lightest possible sense. We will look at JDK 9. Monkey patching You can ‘monkey patch’ in Ruby – sneakily extend or modify code, including Ruby source code. For example, this is what you would expect when creating a new String: String.new("here is a new […]

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Busy Java Developer’s Guide to Hacking in Java Ever since its 1.1 release, the Java Virtual Machine steadily becomes a more and more “hackable” (configurable, pluggable, customizable, choose your own adjective here) platform for Java developers, yet few, if any, Java developers take advantage of it. Time to take the kid gloves off, crack open […]

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On Saturday, Red Hat’s Java technical lead Andrew Haley announced that OpenJDK 6 is reaching the end of the road. He intends to resign leadership of OpenJDK 6 at the end of 2016. However this does not mean the OpenJDK 6 project will end (someone else can apply to take over), but it is highly likely. […]

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When it comes to Java 9, the lion’s share of coverage has gone to Project Jigsaw, the overarching (and incredibly tricky) effort to modularise the platform. So let’s turn our attention to some another big Java 9 initiative: Project Panama, which aims to open up a channel for Java developers to easily build native interconnections […]

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Over the holidays, eagle eyed devs spotted a pretty portentous commit to the Android codebase, which signalled that all future Android Builds will be using OpenJDK’s core libraries. Up until now, Google has been utilising a class library derived from Java implementation Apache Harmony. Whilst the news has subsequently been confirmed by Google, for now, Oracle is […]

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Mani Sarkar and Daniel Bryant give a snapshot of what’s going on with OpenJDK. Although it’s been kicking around for over a decade, with the latest  disruptive happenings brought about with the advent of containers, OpenJDK remains as relevant as ever. Filmed at Devoxx UK 2015. Read the full transcript below, or check out the […]

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Continued from Build OpenJDK 9 Using Docker – Part 1. I ran into a number of issues, as you can see from my commits. I pulled myself out of it, but to run this Dockerfile from the command-line I used this instruction: $ docker build -t neomatrix369/openjdk9 . you can also do it using the below […]

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Introduction I think I have joined the Docker [1] party a bit late – but that means that by now, everyone is likely familiar with what Docker is and all the other basic fundamentals. However, if you are still interested, please check these posts Get into Docker – A Guide for Total Newbies [2] and […]

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Voxxed goes NightHacking with Mani Sarkar and Daniel Bryant to chat about pushing forward Java with OpenJDK and Adopt a JSR. Find out how you can play a role in changing and optimising Java, and learn about what’s coming in the future of the platform. Filmed at JavaLand 2015.

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