What's new in JDK9?

Learn about Collections Framework Enhancements, JShell and Modules in JDK 9 from 3 videos
28 September 2017   2199

Java Development Kit 9 out recently. So, it's about time to get some info about what's interesting and new in JDK9.

Collections Framework Enhancements in JDK 9 by Stuart Marks. JDK 9 introduces new collections APIs that make it simple and convenient to create instances of lists, sets, and maps.

Introducing JShell in JDK 9 by Robert Field. An in-depth introduction and demonstration of the new JShell tool that makes investigating, learning, and prototyping easy with JDK 9.

Modules in JDK 9 by Alex Buckley. JDK 9 introduces modules to the Java language that enable programs to be structured more easily and reliably

Apache NetBeans 11.1 to be Available

New version supports Java SE, Java EE, PHP, JavaScript and Groovy; C\C++ support is planned to be implemented in one of the next releases
23 July 2019   274

The Apache Software Foundation has introduced the Apache NetBeans 11.1 integrated development environment. This is the third release prepared by the Apache Foundation after the transfer of NetBeans code by Oracle and the first release after transferring the project from the incubator to the category of primary Apache projects. The release contains support for such programming languages as Java SE, Java EE, PHP, JavaScript and Groovy. The transfer of C / C ++ support from the code base transferred by Oracle is expected in one of the next releases.

  • Added support for Java EE 8 with the ability to build web applications using Maven or Gradle. 
  • Added support for new Java features.
  • Added examples for Gluon OpenJFX;
  • Improved support for Maven and Gradle build systems. 
  • Added the ability to use Graal.js, a JavaScript implementation based on GraalVM;
  • Implemented separation of caches with Truffle code between different debugging sessions;
  • Added syntax highlighting support for Kotlin code;
  • Implemented the ability to autocomplete code patterns in the Jade language;
  • Added PHP 7.4 support and updated PHP examples;
  • Improved performance on high pixel density (HiDPI) screens. The splash screen, tab delimiters and icons that are displayed at startup are adapted for HiDPI;
  • A transition to a new development cycle, involving the quarterly formation of new issues, has been completed.

Get more info at the official website.