We’ve asked over 350 developers and 3 JCP experts about their Java 9 expectations, here’s what we found out.
When we asked the Java community to share their thoughts about Java 9, we could hardly imagine that the best comment we’ll receive won’t have anything to do with Java: “To make fun of Microsoft, they should skip Java 9 and go straight to Java 10”, wrote John Doe. So thank you anonymous commentator, wherever you are.
Over 350 Java developers participated in this project, which gives us a great overview of the features developers really want to see in the next version. We did see some of the usual suspects, but there were also some features we were surprised to see at the top of the list.
We then asked 3 JCP experts to share the features they’d like to see the most in the next releases, to get a better understanding about the way the actual release is heading down.