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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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Chapter 13. Security Enhancements

In the last chapter, wecovered concurrency enhancements introduced with the Java 9 platform. We took an in-depth look at concurrency both as a core Java concept and as a series of enhancements for Java 9. We also explored the Flow class API thatsupports Reactive Programming, a new concept in Java 9. In addition, we explored concurrency enhancements and the new Spin-Wait hints introduced in Java 9.

In this chapter, we will look at several small changes made to the JDK that involve security. The size of these changes does not reflect their significance. The security enhancements introduced with the Java 9 platform provide developers with a greater ability to write and maintain applications that are more secure than previously possible.

Specifically, we will review the following content areas in this chapter:

  • Datagram Transport Layer Security
  • Creating PKCS12 keystores
  • Improving security application performance
  • TLS application-layer protocol negotiation extension
  • Leveraging...