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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 6. Experimenting with the Java Shell

In the previous chapter, we explored how to migrate pre-Java 9 applications to the new Java platform. We examined several issues that might cause your current applications to have problems running on Java 9. We started with a review of Project Jigsaw and then looked at how modules fit into the new Java platform. We provided you with insights and processes to get your Java 8 code working with Java 9. Specifically, we provided tips for migration planning, shared advice from Oracle regarding migration, and shared tools that you can use to help you as you get started with Java 9.

In this chapter, we will take our first look at the new command line, read-eval-print loop (also referred to as REPL) tool in Java 9, the Java Shell (JShell). We will start with introductory information regarding the tool, the read-eval-print loop concept, and move into the commands and command-line options for use with JShell. We will take a practitioner's approach to our...