Java 9 preview

The Virtual Java Users Group discuss the future release of Java 9 and Java 8 EE
14 August 2017   1605

Java 9 will be released very shortly, and in this video JUG participants from around the world discuss the details of upcoming release. You can learn about some of the Java 9 new features, integration information, along with tips and tricks. Presenters include Simon Maple, Robert Scholte and Josh Juneau. 

Java EE 8 is close to release too, so, there will be short info about this version too. You are able to view the examples which will help you to start using new Java EE 8 features quickly.

So, what's in this video?

  •  High level overview of the Java 9 release
  • "The Pragmatic Developer’s Guide to Java 9” by Simon Maple and Oleg Shelajev 
  • "Java 9 performance" by Jonathan Ross
  • "Java 9 and the impact on Maven projects” by Robert Scholte"
  • Discussion panel, Q&A, Top Java 9 features

What is vJUG? 

vJUG is the first online Java Users Group. It allows for anyone from everywhere in the world to join and discuss all Java related topics. 

Android-x86 8.1 Released

Let's see what team has made in the fresh release of Android to x86 port
17 January 2019   125

The team of the Android-x86 project, which is the independent community porting the Android platform for the x86 architecture, have published the first stable release of the assembly based on the Android 8.1 platform, which includes fixes and additions that ensure seamless operation on x86-based platforms. Universal Android-x86 8.1 Live-builds for x86 32-bit and x86_64 architectures suitable for use on typical laptops and tablet PCs are prepared for download. In addition, assemblies in the form of rpm-packages are available for installing the Android environment in Linux distributions.

Let's check new features:

  • Support both 64-bit and 32-bit kernel and userspace with latest LTS kernel 4.19.15.
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel, AMD, Nvidia and QEMU(virgl) by Mesa 18.3.1.
  • Support OpenGL ES 2.0 via SwiftShader for software rendering on unsupported GPU devices.
  • Support hardware accelerated codecs on devices with Intel HD & G45 graphics family.
  • Support secure booting from UEFI and installing to UEFI disk.
  • A text based GUI installer.
  • Add theme support to GRUB-EFI.
  • Support Multi-touch, Audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sensors, Camera and Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Auto-mount external usb drive and sdcard.
  • Add Taskbar as an alternative launcher which puts a start menu and recent apps tray on top of your screen and support freeform window mode.
  • Enable ForceDefaultOrientation on devices without known sensors. Portrait apps can run in a landscape device without rotating the screen.
  • Support arm arch apps via the native bridge mechanism. (Settings -> Android-x86 options)
  • Support to upgrade from non-official releases.
  • Add experimental Vulkan support for newer Intel and AMD GPUs. (Boot via Advanced options -> Vulkan support)
  • Mouse integration support for VMs including VirtualBox, QEMU, VMware and Hyper-V.

Get more infoand download links at official website of the project.