by Richard Pajerski
Posted on Wednesday July 26, 2023 at 01:25PM in Technology
Those who have been programming with Java in Notes/Domino over the years will be pleased to learn of the move from Java 8.x to Java 17 which is planned for the next release of ND 14 at the end of the year. The version gap is rather stark and indeed a lot has changed. One nice summary of the changes between the two version can be found at The Java Almanac here: https://javaalmanac.io/jdk/17/apidiff/8/.
I've yet to explore the impact to the ND world in any detail but will try to cover that in some future posts. A particular area of interest for me that's still "unresolved" is how HCL intends to treat Java applets. Here I mean applets embedded in Notes client applications, not for use in web browsers. Applets were deprecated for removal in Java 17 and of course have long been out of use in web browsers. But will HCL continue to support their use in the Notes client and if so, for how long?