Recently, officials had released the version 8 of the Java programming language and an eagerness for its next release has already been raised among the community of developers. The huge group of programmers is already anticipating the changes that the alarming release of the version 9 of this language will make to the landscape of this programming language. However, this language is being recorded as the most broadly utilized one among others, for the development purposes and serves as a mainstay for several midsize IT departments.

The direction in which the environment of programming is moving is well described by the predictions for updates to the language. A noteworthy trend observed provides a focus on making this language more compact to be used on devices of small sizes, highlighting the impact of the IoT (Internet of Things) in the future.

Release Scheduled in 2016

According to a report from Paul Krill at InfoWorld, the JDK for Java 9 update is not yet planned for release until the initial months of the year 2016. However, the most recent version of Java is observed to have a great impact on the landscape of the programming language.

Various JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) are out, summarizing the possible expectations of programmers from the next upgrade to the tool. Several features have been scheduled for the next JDK version, including enhancements in APIs, modular source code and improved application of a JavaScript subset to handle data streams and web documents. Along with these, some new features have also been added to this release like address limitations as in the earlier versions, API upgrades and others. However, there is no mention for the general release of “Smart Java Compilation” and is believed to being worked on for further enhancements.

Heading to the Smart Computing Environment

It has been confirmed from many surveys related to the use of programming language like the indexes from PyPL and Tiobe that Java is one among the languages that are used widely. Though, it is found to be in competition with the C language to retain its top spot. Further, the huge support of the members of development community also testifies that Java serves a major role for general purposes. Also, developers are meticulously allowed to write codes independent of the machine. Midsize IT departments also prefer using Java over the theme based languages that provide support to a fewer range of applications as they work with limited resources.

The upgrades planned to be released with Java 9 typically points to the modern trends in the development landscape. The main stress is laid on the flexibility and speed of programming during this period of smart computing. However, a focus is also set on modular source code that depicts the specific concern regarding the adoption of Java to create applications for smaller devices, replacing the typical C language.

With this trend, a rise has been observed in the interest for the IoT (Internet of Things), where most of the things are pretty simple and small. The release of Java 9 would allow midsize IT companies to adopt a familiar tool tailored to work with IoT..

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