Oracle Announces Java 14

Java “remains the world’s most popular programming language,” notes ZDNet, reporting on Oracle’s release this week of Java Development Kit (JDK) 14, Oracle’s “reference implementation of the Java 14 programming language spec.”
Rolling out in line with Oracle’s six-monthly release schedule that began with Java 9 in 2017, JDK 14 includes enhancements that Oracle says will improve developer productivity… According to Georges Saab, Oracle vice president of development for the Java Platform, the faster six-monthly releases are helping developers adopt new features more rapidly due to regular expected changes. Java 9, for example, was released more than three years after Java 8…

Saab notes that major improvements in JDK 14 include a Foreign-Memory Access API enhancement (JEP 370), and improvements from Project Amber, another OpenJDK project, including Pattern Matching (JEP 305) and a preview of Records (JEP 359). Oracle JDK 14 will receive at least two quarterly updates in line with


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Linus Torvalds Shares His Tips On Working Remotely

Linus Torvalds tells ZDNet what he’s learned about working remotely:
Torvalds admits that when he started, “I worried about missing human interaction — not just talking to people in the office and hallways, but going out to lunch etc. It turns out I never really missed it.”

Of course, just saying “‘don’t be social’ isn’t much of a great tip, is it?” Nor, as many extroverts are now finding out, is working from home necessarily at all comfortable. So, Torvalds suggests that you take “advantage of the ‘real’ upside of working from home: flexibility… Torvalds says, “if you make your new life a ‘9-5, but from home’ kind of thing, I think you’re just going to hate your home, yourself and your life. All the downsides, none of the upsides….” He believes that instead of using “video conferencing instead to recreate exactly what we used to do before, you should” try


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How to Install OwnCloud on Ubuntu 18.04

OwnCloud is a leading open-source file sharing and cloud collaboration platform whose services and functionalities are similar to those offered by DropBox and Google Drive. However, unlike Dropbox, OwnCloud does not have the datacenter…
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