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The best Java 9 Language and API improvements

Java 9 collections factory methods

In this post, I don’t want to spend time on discussing the module system in detail, but instead, I want to talk about what every Java developer can benefit from: the upcoming API and language changes.

So here’s a list of our favorite API changes in Java 9. Naturally, you can just look at the code examples in the post, to get the gist of what’s shown. But you can also fire up JShell and run these snippets as we talk about them to see for yourself what is going on. I’ll wait for you to start JShell up before continuing… ready? Not yet? Ok… done? Still not? Yeh, it takes a while to warm up… ok it’s started, great! Let’s begin.

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Developer Productivity Survey 2017: Why do you use the tools you use?

We’re excited to launch the survey for the RebelLabs Developer Productivity Report 2017. We’ve done a bunch of survey fuelled reports in the past and try to publish one every year analyzing the responses we get from the community about the tools they use, the technologies considered exciting or dull, the architectures we employ to build software, productivity metrics and so on. If you’ve done this before, know the ropes and just want to get started with the survey, click the fantastic button below and you’re good to go.

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Webinar recording: Reactive Spring

The recording of our April 18 webinar, Reactive Spring, is now available!

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Maven cheat sheet

Introducing JRebel for Android Enterprise and a few more things…

Exciting times at ZeroTurnaround! Thanks to interest in and adoption of our newest product, JRebel for Android, we have made some good progress in the last 6 months. With these changes the product will better serve Android developers who are building large enterprise applications, developing at a fast pace, and have serious revenue objectives to meet. ZeroTurnaround has always focused on optimizing Java development and we are very excited to bring this expertise to Android development as well.

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ZeroTurnaround breaks new ground with JRebel for Android

Tallinn, Estonia and Boston, Massachusetts, April 4th, 2017, ZeroTurnaround, creators of Java development tools, JRebel and XRebel, announced today that their Android development tool, JRebel for Android will be available for free. For Android developers who require enterprise-level capabilities, ZeroTurnaround is providing a comprehensive solution for them with JRebel for Android Enterprise.

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XRebel Redesigned to Scientifically Make You Smarter

It’s common knowledge that learning is multi-sensory. However, in a study we made up, we found that 71% of developers are sensory-deficient. In the lab, we found that by exposing users to a sensory bath, we force open the vaccuuminal cones in the neurons, essentially massaging the sensory receptors in the brain to allow more data intake. Neurons can scientifically absorb 147% more information than sensory-deprived neurons. Now, that’s something.

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Java Web Frameworks Index: March 2017

This data is specific to March 2017. If you want the latest data in the Java Web Frameworks index, be sure to check out and bookmark the main Java Web Frameworks Index homepage.

This is our second blog post about the Web Frameworks Index! Our first, which we posted last month gave an overview of what the program was all about. Over the coming months, we’ll be providing updated data points about how each Java web framework is performing in our index.

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Are you ready to unleash your inner geek?

Effective performance management with the performance pipeline

In this whitepaper, we describe the performance pipeline, a concept of mapping performance related work and activities towards the stages of a software delivery pipeline. The main idea behind the performance pipeline is to make sure that the development team is aware of the performance of their product throughout the full length of the delivery process. Being aware of the performance of your application and taking steps not to introduce performance regressions is a continuous process. You can ensure reasonable performance at every stage of the delivery pipeline. Test proactively, rather than solve performance problems your users reported to you after the fact.

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