Java is a general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented computer programming language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.
Developers can “write once, run anywhere” (WORA), meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.

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Which version of Java SE should I use?

How have Java SE releases changed? Choosing a Java SE version used to be fairly straight-forward. For about 12 years, you went with Java6!...
Mark Stephens
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Java 10’s Experimental JIT Compiler explained in 5 minutes

This month’s theme is Java 10 to tie in with the release of the new Java version. Despite being only 6 months since Java...
Georgia Ingham
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How Java 10 will improve performance

For Java 10 there has been work taking place under the hood to help improve performance. There are several changes that are taking place...
Kieran France
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Java 10 improvements to Garbage Collection explained in 5…

  Java 10 has officially been out for almost a month now, and it brought with it some improvements to the G1 garbage collector....
Rob
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Java 10 Local-Variable Type Inference Explained in 5 Minutes

The biggest new feature in Java 10 is the introduction of the Local-Variable Type Interface. What is Local-Variable Type Inference? This new feature will...
Bethan Palmer
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