If you know me, you probably know Java is one of technologies I’m particularly interested in. It’s my primary programming language, an ecosystem I’ve been working with for over a decade, and a common topic of my speaking engagements. I generally keep track of what’s happening in this area, and every now and then, I encounter posts and news that are particularly well-written and enriching. Knowledge sharing is important, and I think it would be a shame not to share such articles with others. As such, I’ve decided to start a Java roundup series. My goal for this year is to add a post to this series regularly, starting today, with a review of exciting news from the first week of 2018: