With the release of Java 9 in late September, Java went modular, to improve scalability and performance and to let developers assemble custom configurations with just the functionality needed by an application.

But the new Java Platform Module System features need development tools to really take advantage of them.Here is where several key Java development tools stand in their modularity support.[ The new Java versions are here! Learn everything you need to know about what’s new in Java SE 9 and what’s new in Java EE 8. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
Apache Ant: Ready for Java modularity
A Java library and command line tool used in building Java applications, Apache Ant is up to speed for Java 9 and modularity.

The Ant project management committee has ensured Ant works on Java 9 with the February 2017 Ant 1.10.1 release.
It supports module path and related options to the javac, java, and junit tasks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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