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Java 9: Building Robust Modular Applications

By : Dr. Edward Lavieri, Peter Verhas, Jason Lee
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Java 9: Building Robust Modular Applications

By: Dr. Edward Lavieri, Peter Verhas, Jason Lee

Overview of this book

Java 9 and its new features add to the richness of the language; Java is one of the languages most used by developers to build robust software applications. Java 9 comes with a special emphasis on modularity with its integration with Jigsaw. This course is your one-stop guide to mastering the language. You'll be provided with an overview and explanation of the new features introduced in Java 9 and the importance of the new APIs and enhancements. Some new features of Java 9 are ground-breaking; if you are an experienced programmer, you will be able to make your enterprise applications leaner by learning these new features. You'll be provided with practical guidance in applying your newly acquired knowledge of Java 9 and further information on future developments of the Java platform. This course will improve your productivity, making your applications faster. Next, you'll go on to implement everything you've learned by building 10 cool projects. You will learn to build an email filter that separates spam messages from all your inboxes, a social media aggregator app that will help you efficiently track various feeds, and a microservice for a client/server note application, to name just a few. By the end of this course, you will be well acquainted with Java 9 features and able to build your own applications and projects. This Learning Path contains the best content from the following two recently published Packt products: • Mastering Java 9 • Java 9 Programming Blueprints
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
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Platform-specific desktop features [JEP-272]

The exciting JEP-272 was to create a new public API so that we can write applications with access to platform-specific desktop features. These features include interacting with task bars/docks and listening for application and system events.

The macOS X package was an internal API and, starting with Java 9, is no longer accessible. In support of Java 9's new embedded platform-specific desktop features, apple.applescript classes are being removed from the Java platform without replacement.

This effort had several objectives:

  • Create a public API to replace the functionality in{east,eio}
  • Ensure OS X developers do not loose functionality. To this end, the Java 9 platform has replacements for the following packages:
  • Provide developers with a near-common set of features for platforms (that is, Windows and Linux) in addition to OS X. The common features include:
    • Login/logout handler with event listeners...