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Java 9 Cookbook by Nick Samoylov, Mohamed Sanaulla

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Creating a custom modular runtime image using jlink

Java comes in two flavors:

  • Java runtime only also called as JRE - this supports execution of Java applications
  • Java development kit with Java run time also called as JDK - this supports development and execution of Java applications.

Apart from this, there were 3 compact profiles introduced in Java 8 with the aim of providing runtimes with a smaller footprint in order to run on embedded and smaller devices. 

The preceding image shows the different profiles and the features supported by them.

A new tool called jLink is introduced in Java 9 which enables the creation of modular run time images. ...

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