No second thoughts, 2018 proved lucky for Java – thanks to the changes brought into the Java developer community – right from IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat to Eclipse Foundation’s eagerness to take charge of Java’s management and operations – and we are glad to say that 2019 might be luckier. Yes, 2019 can be a more interesting year for Java and its evolution.
Let’s take a look at how promising 2019 can turn out to be – for that, we’ve collected, panned out and culled down a few predictions related to Java and its associated technologies to watch out this year:
Deployment to Production
We all know Java 9 and 10 saw almost no deployment to production. But, on a positive note, this year we might see some steady adoption of Java 11, though it would be small. The key drivers behind such adoption are heard to be containerized applications and micro-services.
The Release of Java 12 and Java 13
Java 12 is feature-frozen and is going to witness a broad adoption. Most likely, it is going to be released in March 2019.
On the other hand, Java 13 is due to be launched in September 2019. Beyond that, not much information is available right now.
Gradual Growth of Kotlin
The Kotlin language is the new kid on the block. Of late, it has been garnering a substantial user base, especially in the domain of Android. Android training has been on a drive to evolution so does Kotlin language. In case, you are interested in android training in Kolkata, TechTree India offers in-demand skill training courses.
As forecasts say, 2019 is going to witness a modest adoption of Kotlin – a quite number of high-profile programs would be built using Kotlin.
Minimum Porting of Existing Applications
Till now, moving along Java upgrades was seamless. Like, moving from Java 6 to 7 or from Java 7 to 8 was as easy as pie. Nevertheless, that is not the case for the upgrade from Java 8 to 11 – adequate homework is necessary to move along the recent upgrade. So, we don’t expect any large-scale porting of Java 8 applications into Java 11 sans any constructive reason.
OpenJDK to Replace Oracle’s JDK
Guess you know, Oracle is putting an end to its association with OpenJDK 8 project, and Red Hat has decided to take over as leaders. The same might hold true for the OpenJDK 11 project. As a result, only non-Oracle organizations will be found supporting Java 8, 11 and 12 in the future. Some of the most common names that pop up first in mind are Amazon, Red Hat, Azul Systems and the community-driven, multi-vendor AdoptOpenJDK project.
Quite obviously, we believe OpenJDK would be the first choice for myriad Java applications and a perfect substitute for Oracle’s JDK.
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