Java 9 Modules introduction (part 1)

In this post we will introduce the Java Platform Module System (JPMS) which is the biggest change in the Java 9 release. In this post we will take a look at some basics of JPMS (Why do we need modules? What has changed to the JDK?). After that, we will take a look at how a single module application can be created, compiled and executed. At the end, we will take a look at how a multi module application can be created, compiled and executed. In this post we will only use command line tools. The examples used, can be found on GitHub.

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Java lambdas revisited

This week we will take a look at lambda expressions. We will take a look at some basics, show some of the standard functional interfaces, show how lambdas can be used with Streams and at the end it is shown how method references can be used. After reading this, you will have some basic knowledge of lambda expressions. The examples can be found at GitHub in the repository

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The Scrum Guide 2017 update

On the 7th of November 2017, a new version of The Scrum Guide is released by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Since most of us are working in an agile/scrum environment, it is good to take a closer look at the changes that were made to the guide. Per section I will try to highlight the major changes. You can also look at the revision history of the guide itself where the changes are listed. The revision history of the guide only mentions the high level changes, but more textual changes are made to the guide than mentioned in the revision history.

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Java 9: Collections, Streams

In this second post about Java 9, we will focus on changes in the Collections and Streams API in the Java language. Examples can be downloaded via the following git repository: . The examples in the post below can be executed with JShell, the examples on GitHub contain the examples with unit tests.

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Installation Eclipse with Java 9

Java 9 has been released recently. The upcoming posts will be dedicated to Java 9 and the new features it has to offer. First post in this series is installation of Eclipse with Java 9. If you are using IntelliJ, just install IntelliJ, locate the java 9 SDK and you can start right away. Continue reading “Installation Eclipse with Java 9”