Supported Java version

Use Java 8

You should use Java 8 for component building. You can use all the standard Java packages from Java 8 as well as any third-party library as long as it is listed in the Maven repository. Find there the library and its version, open Gradle tab and copy-paste the link into the component build.gradle file like this:

dependencies {
    compile 'commons-logging:commons-logging:1.1'
    compile 'com.fasterxml.jackson.module:jackson-module-jsonSchema:2.9.4'
    compile group: "", name: "json-schema-validator", version: "2.2.8"
    compile group: 'com.smartystreets.api', name: 'smartystreets-java-sdk', version: '3.2.0'
    compile 'io.elastic:sailor-jvm:2.1.0'
    testCompile group: 'junit', name: 'junit', version: '4.12'

All dependencies will be resolved and automatically download by the platform during component deployment.