Modularity is coming to Java.

But the big fanfare for modularized Java may already be cooling, well in advance of the Java SE 9 release due in late July, thanks to mixed reviews.Oracle has thus far positioned modularity as a key benefit for the Java platform, in large part because it will enable the JDK (Java Development Kit) to be divided into a set of modules that can be compiled at runtime in a multitude of configurations.

That effort should make Java scale down more easily to small devices.

Considered a “transitive” direction for the platform, modular Java has been engineered to understand dependencies between modules and will attempt to resolve these transitive dependencies at compile or launch time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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