Key FeaturesThis book will teach you to build highly scalable, fast, and secure applicationsIt covers major concepts introduced with the new version of Java 9, which includes modular programming, HTTP 2.0, API changes, and moreIt will guide you with tools, techniques and best practices to enhance application developmentBook DescriptionJava 9 and its new features add to the richness of the language, one of the languages most used by developers to build robust software applications. Java 9 comes with a special emphasis on modularity with its integration with Jigsaw. This would be your one-stop guide to mastering the language.Youll be provided with an overview and explanation of the new features introduced in Java 9 and the importance of the new APIs and enhancements. Some of the new features of Java 9 are ground-breaking and if you are an experienced programmer, you will be able to make your enterprise application leaner by learning these new features. Youll be provided with practical guidance in applying the newly acquired knowledge in regards to Java 9 and further information on future developments of the Java platform. This book will improve your productivity, making your application faster. By learning the best practices in Java, youll become the “go-to” person in your organization.By the end of the book, youll not only know the important concepts of Java 9, but youll also have a nuanced understanding of the important aspects of programming with this great language.What you will learnWrite modular Java applications in terms of the newly introduced module systemMigrate existing Java applications to modular onesUnderstand how to use the G1 garbage collector in order to leverage the performance of your applicationsLeverage the possibilities provided the newly introduced Java shellTest your applications effectiveness with the JVM harnessSee how Java 9 provides support for the http 2.0 standardUse the new process APIDiscover additional enhancements and features provided by Java 9About the AuthorDr. Edward Lavieri is a veteran developer with a strong academic background. He earned a doctorate in computer science from Colorado Technical University, an MS in management information systems (Bowie State University), an MS in education (Capella University), and an MS in operations management (University of Arkansas).He has been creating and teaching computer science courses since 2002. Edward retired from the U.S. Navy as a Command Master Chief after 25 years of service. As the founder and creative director of three19, a software design and development studio, Edward is constantly designing and developing software. He uses a variety of game engines and development tools. His passions include developing adaptive learning systems, educational games, and mobile apps.Edward has authored Adaptive Learning for Educational Game Design (CreateSpace), Getting Started with Unity 5 (Packt), Learning AWS Lumberyard Game Development (Packt), LiveCode Mobile Development HOTSHOT (Packt), LiveCode Mobile Development Cookbook (Packt), and Software Consulting: A Revolutionary Approach (CreateSpace). He was the technical editor for Excel Formulas and Functions for Dummies (Wiley Publishing). He has also developed numerous college courses involving computer science, information systems, and game development.Peter Verhas is a senior developer and software system architect with more than 30 years of software development experience. He currently works for EPAM as a senior developer, where he is involved in many customer projects and actively participates in the education activities of the company. Peter writes a technical blog and is committed to open source software development. He has been using Java since 2005 and is also an author at Java Code Geeks.Table of ContentsThe Java 9 landscapeDiscovering Java 9Language ImprovementsBuilding modular applications with Java 9Migrating applications to Java 9Experimenting with the Java shellLeveraging the new default G1 garbage collectorMicro benchmarking applications with JMHMaking use of the new process APIFine-grained stack tracingNew tools and tool enhancementsConcurrency enhancementsSecurity enhancementsCommand line flagsBest Practices in Java 9Future directions
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