Red Hat Sessions at Devoxx 2017

The 2017 edition of the legendary Devoxx conference is over, and as always, it has been a fantastic week.

Hosted in Antwerp, Belgium, and sold out months in advance, it’s one of the top events of the Java community. Five days fully packed with workshops, regular conference sessions, BOFs, ignite sessions and even quickie talks during the lunch breaks – there was something for everyone.

The super-comfortable cinema seats at the Devoxx venue are legendary, but also if you couldn’t attend, you wouldn’t miss a thing as the sessions were live streamed. But it gets even better: all the recordings are freely available on YouTube already.

Red Hat was present with more than ten speakers, so Devoxx was a great opportunity for us to show the latest projects. Our sessions covered the full range of software development, from presenting a new garbage collector, over Java coding patterns and updates on popular libraries such as Hibernate, up to several talks related to microservices, including how to test, secure and deploy them on Kubernetes and OpenShift.

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Interfaces in Java

Interfaces in Java are usually a mechanism for allowing a number of classes to share a number of methods and constants. It is also one of the best mechanisms for achieving Polymorphism in Java.

So if you are the type that is very familiar with Interfaces before the arrival of Java 8, it would make a great deal of sense to also discover some of the cool stuff Interfaces can now do in Java 8. Let’s dive in.

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Red Hat introduces JDK 9

Support for Java™ 9

Starting from Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 11.1, Java™ 9 is now supported.

Please note that Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio does not run on a Java™ 9 virtual machine but allows for managing and building of Java™ 9 projects and artifacts. So, you must first define in your workspace a Java™ 9 JDK if you want to manage and build Java™ 9 projects.

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