Java 9 Standard Edition should bring big benefits to developers—as soon as it actually arrives, now slated for September 21.The planned update to the popular enterprise language and platform is set to offer a world of new capabilities.

Among these are modularity, an experimental version of ahead-of-time compilation, and a REPL (read-eval-print-loop).[ The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]

Modularity: The opposition ends
[ADDED June 28, 2017] Modularity, a key but highly controversial feature of the upcoming Java 9 release, looks to be back on track with the Java community’s adoption of a proposal that had failed in an initial vote weeks earlier.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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