With the impending arrival of Java SE (Standard Edition) 9 this summer, developers will get more than modularity, which has been the most highly touted feature of the upgrade.

They’ll also get an experimental implementation of AOT (ahead-of-time) compilation, which is intended to improve application startup times with limited impact on peak performance.Java ME (Micro Edition) has long supported AOT, but Java SE has not—a decision that Java’s former owner, Sun Microsystems, made many years ago.[ Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]
Like Java 9’s new modularity, AOT is drawing some mixed reviews from developers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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