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Advanced Java Programming

Which version of Java to use?

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    Want to get more out of the Java language and platform? In this platform- and framework-neutral course, instructor Bethan Palmer digs into some of the language’s more advanced features, helping you expand your programming skills as she equips you with techniques you can use when building applications anywhere Java is used: in web, mobile, and desktop applications. Bethan covers a variety of topics, including generics, working with the Collections Framework, and functional programming. Plus, learn about I/O in Java, working with files and directories, and structuring applications using the modular system available in Java.


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      Bethan Palmer

      Software Developer and Java Champion

      Bethan Palmer is a developer who loves technology and has a master's degree in computer science.

      For her day job, Bethan is a Java programmer and the product manager for a Java PDF library at IDRsolutions. She gets to spend a lot of time writing and refactoring code, as well as deciding on product strategy and road maps.

      She also spends much of her time attending conferences and is a regular speaker at Oracle Code One and NetBeans Days. She manages and writes articles about Java, technology, the books she's reading, and conferences she's attending on the Java PDF blog.

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    - [Instructor] In this course I will be using open JDK 11. To be able to use all of the features in the course you will need to have at least Java 9, although the majority of them will work with Java 8. Choosing which Java version to use is not completely straightforward. Since Java 9, Java has had a six-month release cycle, but not all Java releases are the same. Some are known as long-term support releases, others are feature releases. Long-term support releases are supported by Oracle for years, whereas feature releases are only supported until the next release six-months later. For example, even though Java 9 had lots of new features, it is a short-term feature release. The current long-term support release is Java 11, the next one will be Java 17 in September 2021. Long-term support releases are more likely to be used by development teams. Since Java 11, Oracle has had new license terms for using Java. There are now two types of JDK provided by Oracle. One is Oracle's commercial…

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