October 23rd, 2017

Which tools support Java 9’s new modularity features

Development Tools, Java App Dev, Java Language, Open Source, others, Programing, by admin.

With the release of Java 9 in late September, Java went modular, to improve scalability and performance and to let developers assemble custom configurations with just the functionality needed by an application. But the new Java Platform Module System features need development tools to really take advantage of them.

Here is where several key Java development tools stand in their modularity support.

Apache Ant: Ready for Java modularity

A Java library and command line tool used in building Java applications, Apache Ant is up to speed for Java 9 and modularity. The Ant project management committee has ensured Ant works on Java 9 with the February 2017 Ant 1.10.1 release. It supports module path and related options to the javac, java, and junit tasks.

Apache Maven: Ready for Java modularity 

Version 3.7 of the Maven software build tool supports Java 9 and modularity.

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