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Java Annotated Monthly – December 2019

Many of us are winding down for the end of the year. Or, more likely, desperately trying to hit deadlines before vacations, public holidays, or the schools break up. This month’s Java Annotated Monthly is not too full to take away from your busy schedules, and designed (as usual) for you to skim over the topics and dive into just the ones that interest you. Good luck with the tail end of 2019!


Java News

Java Tutorials & Tips

Languages, Frameworks, Libraries and Technologies

Culture & Community

And Finally

A chance to catch up on the other IntelliJ IDEA blog posts from this month.

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12 Responses to Java Annotated Monthly – December 2019

  1. Wentao Zhao says:

    December 5, 2019

    In the last bullet point, Java 113 …

    • Trisha Gee says:

      December 6, 2019

      Gah! There’s always something. Still, if it’s just that one thing, I did pretty well given I produced this month’s while suffering a nasty ‘flu

      Fixed now.

  2. John says:

    December 6, 2019

    Stop pushing your Kotlin everywhere, nobody likes it! Java is the only true way! 🙂

    • Alex says:

      December 6, 2019

      I encourage you to head over to and try it out. No commitment or setup needed. Just code and fun 🙂

    • Trisha Gee says:

      December 6, 2019

      I can’t help it! I’m not even watching / signed up to / following any Kotlin communities but this stuff keeps coming and coming. It’s like there’s a huge interest and demand for it, or something…

  3. Edoardo Luppi says:

    December 6, 2019

    Damn, Java 14 isn’t even out and I’m already hyped for Java 15. This six months release cycle is killing me hahaha

    • Edoardo Luppi says:

      December 6, 2019

      Btw, when will we be able to use the Java 14 EA builds in IDEA? And by that I mean, is IDEA going to support the new grammar changes soon?

      • Trisha Gee says:

        December 6, 2019

        I’m not sure. I haven’t tried it yet but we usually support a new version of the language before it’s released, at least in an EAP

        • Edoardo Luppi says:

          December 6, 2019

          I’ve actually found the Youtrack issues and they’re targeted for 2020.1, so we’ll have to wait til January

  4. Mark Vedder says:

    December 6, 2019

    As someone that lived through Microsoft’s attempts to undermine Java by releasing a non-complaint JVM, I never thought I’d see the day I’d read an article authored by Microsoft entailed “Reasons to move to Java 11”. Times, they do change.

    • Mark Vedder says:

      December 6, 2019

      s/entailed /titled

      • Trisha Gee says:

        December 17, 2019

        Yep, I thought it was an interesting move on their part, which is why I wanted to highlight it

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