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Java News Roundup: New JEP Candidates, Spring Cloud, GlassFish, Helidon, Open Liberty, Apache Camel

October 2, 2023

Via: InfoQ

JEP 457, Class-File API (Preview), has been promoted from its Draft 8280389 to Candidate status. This JEP proposes to provide an API for parsing, generating, and transforming Java class files. This will initially serve as an internal replacement for ASM, the Java bytecode manipulation and analysis framework, in the JDK with plans to have it opened as a public API. Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle, characterized ASM as “an old codebase with plenty of legacy baggage” and provided background information on how this draft will evolve and ultimately replace ASM.

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