Planet JDKNews and views from the Java SE Development-Kit CommunityVariousAndrew Hughes: [SECURITY] IcedTea 3.5.0 for OpenJDK 8 Released!Andrew Hughes <div xmlns="">We are pleased to announce the release of IcedTea 3.5.0! The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK. This […]</div> gnu_andrew2017-07-21T04:04:24ZMarcus Hirt: Magnetometer Calibration in Robo4JMarcus Hirt <div xmlns="">This article will explain how to calibrate your magnetometer in Robo4J. This will be required if you want to get as precise results as possible from your magnetometer. Earth’s magnetic field can be distorted in various ways. If there is no distortion, rotating your magnetometer 360 degrees around the  Z-axis would result in a perfect […]</div> Marcus2017-07-10T01:29:15ZNeal Gafter: Making new language features #{ Stand Out }Neal, <div xmlns="">There is a phenomenon I've noticed in the way community members react to proposed new language features. The new feature seems odd, and different, and contrary to the way the language was before. So they want the syntax of the feature to be odd, and different, and clearly distinguish the new feature from all of the old features of the language. Succumbing to that ...</div> Neal Gafter2017-06-05T19:11:00Z