SpotBugs is a program to find bugs in Java programs. It looks for instances of “bug patterns” — code instances that are likely to be errors. It uses static analysis to look for bugs in Java code. SpotBugs checks for more than 400 bug patterns. Bug descriptions can be found here. It is free software, […]

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The WorldWind Explorer was created by Bruce Schubert and is powered by ESA-NASA Web WorldWind which provides the 3D Earth visualization with WMS maps, imagery and terrain. WorldWind is different from a 3D globe like Google Earth because it is not an application. Instead, it is an SDK (software development kit) that software engineers can […]

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JDK 10, the first release produced under the six-month rapid-cadence release model, is now Generally Available. What this also means is that Java 9 is obsolete and oracle will not provide any security updates for version 9. This release includes the following twelve features and many smaller enhancements. Local-Variable Type Inference Consolidate the JDK Forest […]

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To make the Java language remain competitive while maintaining its core values of compatibility, reliability, and thoughtful evolution, the community has adopted the rapid-cadence release model. In short rapid-cadence release model makes java releases more predictable. This is a time-based model with a new feature release every six months, update releases every quarter, and a […]

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In the summer of 2017, Oracle had begun working with the Eclipse Foundation and the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) community to transfer its Java EE code and governance responsibilities to the foundation. The Eclipse Foundation is using “Eclipse Enterprise for Java” or “EE4J” as the umbrella term for the open source project, but because […]

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