JUnit 4 came in a single artifact, blending all uses cases into one bundle. The JUnit 5 architecture promotes a better separation of concerns and provides clear APIs for testers (Jupiter) and tools (Platform).
Get to know the basics of JUnit 5: @Test, lifecycle methods, assertions, and assumptions; how to disable, name, and tag tests; as well as previews on nesting, parameterization, and test interfaces. Let’s write some tests!
How to set up JUnit 5 so tests run in IntelliJ, Eclipse, Maven, Gradle or, if all else fails, via JUnit 4 or on the command line.
With ‘var’ it is possible to ad-hoc combine traits into an instance that matches your exact requirements. This allows for pretty cool experimentation, but unfortunately has some serious downsides.
Local-variable type inference with `var` makes it easier to work with anonymous classes, for example to create ad-hoc fields and methods. But does that mean you should use them more often? I think not.
With ‘var’ it is much easier to work with intersection types in Java 10 and later. You still need non-trivial tricks with generics to declare intersection types, but thanks to ‘var’ it is now easy to create local variables of such types.
On Java 10+, you can use application class-data sharing to reduce launch times, response time outliers, and memory footprint. By archiving class data with -Xshare:dump and loading it with -Xshare:on, the JVM’s class loading workload can be reduced considerably.
Multi-release JARs allow you to create a single JAR that contains bytecode for several Java versions with jar –version 9 (or 10, or…). Presented with a multi-release JAR, JVMs version 9 and later will load the code that was included for their version.
So, Java 9 came out last year… What now? Where to get started? If that’s what you’re asking yourself, then you’ve come to the right place! This Java 9 tutorial is a condensation of all you need to know to find your way around the new release, to get you ready to explore it in more depth.
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