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What's In Store for Java 8 and 9?

One item that is under discussion for Java 8 is something called Project Nashorn.

"Nashorn is a new implementation of JavaScript built from the ground up to leverage the JVM and the invoke dynamic," Reinhold said. "Our goal is to leverage it and come up with a really good JavaScript implementation that is well integrated with Java the language and Java the platform."

Looking beyond Java 8, Reinhold offered a few ideas as to what might be part of the future Java 9 release as well. At the top of his list for is a self-tuning JVM.

"You should just be able to type' Java'," Reinhold said. "You shouldn't have to go and tweak a bunch of command line flags to get good performance."

 

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What's In Store for Java 8 and 9?