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.
Java 9 is here! And it is more than just the module system. (I know, I was surprised too.) In fact, Java 9 brings a number of interesting new features and I’ll explore them one by one.
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.
Want to build with Maven on Java 9? Here’s which versions to pick, how to use the compiler executable, toolchains, and mavenrc to run Maven on Java 9, and how to use mvn/jvm.config and profiles to configure your build for Java 8 and 9.
Using annotations from JSR-305 (@Nonnull, @Nullable, etc.) with others from the javax.annotation package (@Generated, @PostConstruct) on Java 9 causes a split package. Here’s the fix.
Learn all the module system basics in this tutorial: how to declare modules with module-info.java, compile, package, and launch them and what role the module path and readability graph play.
Java 9 introduces unified logging, a central mechanism configurable with -Xlog to observe class loading, threading, the garbage collector, the module system, etc.
Get your code running on the Java 9 Module System with the command line options –add-exports, –add-opens, –add-modules, –add-reads, and –patch-module.
Time to put your Java 9 knowledge into practice and plan your applications migration. Here’s how to get an overview of what needs to be done.
Migrating to Java 9 is no walk in the park, but it’s not intractable either. If you know how to fix these seven most common problems, you’ll be able to power through and make your project Java 9 compatible.
You can tell that Java 9 draws near because the number of posts and talks about it skyrocketed in the recent months. I want to recommend existing talks and articles […]