Did you read the one about records? The article about code review antipatterns? Elasticsearch? How about the listing of the 25 greatest Java applications ever written—from Minecraft to the U.S. National Security Agency’s Ghidra? Lambda expressions, anyone?
These were the 10 stories that were most widely read. We hope you will enjoy spending a few minutes revisiting the best of 2020.
From space exploration to genomics, from reverse compilers to robotic controllers, Java is at the heart of today’s world. Here are a few of the countless Java apps that stand out from the crowd.
by Alexa Weber Morales
A first look at how Java 14’s data records will change the way you code
by Ben Evans
Hidden classes, sealed classes, text blocks, records, and EdDSA: There’s lots of goodness in JDK 15.
by Alan Zeichick
Developers using older versions of the Java platform are missing out.
by Angie Jones
Accessing the GPU from Java unleashes remarkable firepower. Here’s how the GPU works and how to access it from Java.
by Dmitry Aleksandrov
Everyone cares about best practices, but worst practices can sometimes be more illuminating.
by Trisha Gee
Using Elasticsearch’s high- and low-level APIs to search synchronously and asynchronously
by Henry Naftulin
Follow these dozen best practices to protect your applications against ugly null pointer exceptions—and make your code more readable and concise.
by Mohamed Taman
ZGC, Shenandoah, and improvements to G1 get developers closer than ever to pauseless Java.
by Raoul-Gabriel Urma and Richard Warburton
Look into the bytecode to see how Java handles lambdas.
by Ben Evans
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