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Java Annotated Monthly – November 2018

In which we cover: IBM buying Red Hat; why AdoptOpenJDK is the best place to get your JDK from; a whole bunch of Kotlin articles and tutorials; and a mix of culture and community news and articles that seem relevant to developers.


Java News

The big news this month was IBM acquiring Red Hat. This section includes some coverage of this news, along with other notable events from this last month.

Java Tutorials & Tips

The usual mixed bag of helpful tips and step-by-step tutorials.

Languages, Frameworks and Libraries

Accidentally contains a whole bunch of Kotlin stuff, since this seems to have been a popular topic in October. Also, Microservices and Reactive, because they’re Not Dead Yet.

Culture & Community

As usual, other interesting pieces that are less code-specific and more about our industry, our productivity, and stuff that caught my eye.


Looking at events for the rest of the year:

And Finally

Here’s a chance to catch up on the IntelliJ IDEA and other JetBrains news that you might have missed:

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3 Responses to Java Annotated Monthly – November 2018

  1. Bughunter says:

    November 12, 2018

    the link “An Introduction to Kotlin for Serverside Java Developers – in case you don’t already know what Kotlin is” ( is the same as for “Oracle Introduces Helidon – A Lightweight Java Microservices Framework – because we don’t have enough microservices frameworks yet”

  2. CM says:

    November 13, 2018

    The link for “Why Bother with Kotlin – Not Just Another Language Tour” is not correct – it takes you to “An Introduction to Kotlin for Serverside Java Developers”.

  3. Trisha Gee says:

    November 15, 2018

    Fixed, sorry about that!

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