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by Rad Widmer, Senior Software Engineer Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) Introduction Java language designer Daniel Smith describes the forthcoming enhancements in Java 8 as "dramatic and necessary".
Project Jigsaw, which is intended to provide a module system for Java, has been deferred from the Java SE (Standard Edition) 8 release planned for next year until Java SE 9, which is due in 2015, a high-ranking Oracle executive revealed on Tuesday. In announcing the deferment, Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the Java platform group at Oracle, cited insufficient time and technical issues. "The proposed development schedule for Java 8 expects work on major features to be finished by May 2013 in preparation for a final release around September," Reinhold said in a blog post . "Steady progress is being made, but some significant technical challenges remain. There is, more importantly, not enough time left for the broad evaluation, review, and feedback which such a profound change to the platform demands." [ Think you know Java?
IDG News Service - Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle's Java patents, a jury in San Francisco found Wednesday, in a setback for Oracle. The jury delivered its verdict after more than a week of deliberations. It found no infringement of any of the claims in two Java-related patents Oracle had asserted in its lawsuit against Google, court documents show. The verdict brings to an end a closely watched trial that has captivated Silicon Valley since it began on April 16.
Oracle on Thursday is releasing updates to the standard edition of Java and the JavaFX rich client application platform, including the first delivery of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX Software Development Kit for Mac OS X. The latest enhancements for Java garbage collection and the Java Virtual Machine are featured as well. The company is making available Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1 .
Oracle has begun releasing the new series of Java SE 7 certifications, including the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) - Java SE 7 Programmer and the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) - Java SE 7 Programmer. With all new testing architecture and focus, these certifications aim to equip Java programmers with the knowledge and skills needed to write productive and efficient Java code. View each of our new videos below to learn more about earning these powerful new certifications: Raising The Bar: Java SE 7 Certification JAVA SE 7 CERTIFICATION: OCA and OCP
Java has long been a hit with enterprise developers, with Java EE powering the back ends of enterprise applications in data centers around the world, while Java application servers and servlet containers enable countless Web applications. For client-side development, however, Java hasn't fared nearly as well. There have always been Java technologies aimed squarely at the client: Java applets debuted with the first release of the platform, and Java ME was an early hit with cellphone vendors. Various toolkits and frameworks have been released over the years for building rich, GUI-based Java applications for the desktop. [ Paul Krill explains Oracle's new plans for JavaFX . | Get software development news and insights from InfoWorld's Developer World newsletter . | And sharpen your Java skills with the JavaWorld Enterprise Java newsletter . ] But as the years rolled on, modern client-side development methods have increasingly left Java behind.
Oracle kicked off the JavaOne conference yesterday by shedding light on upcoming editions of Java and unveiling JavaFX 2.0, a new release of Oracle's platform for building rich client applications. The Java upgrades -- Java 8 and Java 9 -- promise improved support for multicore processing and big data, while JavaFX 2.0 tightens the focus on enterprise Java developers and data-driven business applications. With Java 9, Oracle is developing an ambitious feature set. Capabilities the company is considering include a self-tuning Java Virtual Machine, improved native integration, and increased memory support for "big data" processing.
What is OSCON Java ? It’s a good question. There are many Java conferences on every continent except Antarctica.
Although Java has been recognized as the most popular and widely used programming language in the world, a new study from Evans Data indicates that Java use grew even more over the last year. According to Evans Data, Java enjoyed strong growth last year among developers in all regions. The largest increase is in the Asia-Pacific region where developers using Java at least some of the time has increased from 61 percent to 68 percent since the spring of 2010, Evans Data officials said.
News By Joab Jackson April 20, 2011 08:01 AM ET IDG News Service - Developers will be able to test-drive the next generation Java programming language by using the new version of Oracle's NetBeans IDE, released Wednesday. "The main focus for this release has been providing support for the Java 7 standard edition," said Duncan Mills, senior director of product management for Oracle's application tools group. Mills claimed that NetBeans 7 is the first open source IDE to support the new Java (though JetBrains offers a beta of its IntelliJ IDE that also supports the draft specification ).
Today, we have exciting news for developers: the launch of Cloud Foundry : an open source “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) from VMware allowing easy deployment of applications written using Spring, Rails and other modern frameworks. Cloud Foundry breaks new ground in PaaS through supporting a choice of programming models; a choice of services from VMware and third parties; a choice of clouds for deployment; and being delivered in open source. Since the creation of Spring , we’ve remained faithful to a few core values: notably, Productivity and Portability. Today, these proven values extend beyond Spring and Java into VMware’s broader cloud computing strategy . Spring makes developers more productive by reducing time spent away from business logic; Cloud Foundry eliminates time spent installing and configuring infrastructure such as application servers and JVMs.
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Oracle wants help in figuring out what should go into Java Development Kit 8, the next-generation development platform for the programming language. "It's time to start thinking about planning JDK 8," wrote Mark Reinhold, chief architect for the Java platform group in a post to the mail.openjdk.java.net list on Monday. "We already know what some of the big-ticket items are likely to be. There'll be room for other features too, however, both large and small.
eXo , a Java portal infrastructure provider, has announced the latest version of its platform, along with a new cloud developer service for Java platform as a service. In a March 15 announcement, eXo unveiled its roadmap to take modern enterprise portals, gadgets and mashups to cloud computing environments. For enterprise companies that have invested in Java, eXo is offering a path to the cloud that will help reduce costs, simplify administration and substantially shorten time-to-deployment for new applications. In an interview with eWEEK about the company's 2011 roadmap, Benjamin Mestrallet, eXo's CEO, said eXo will deliver eXo Platform 3.5 , a multi-tenant user experience platform (UXP) for Java systems. Mestrallet said a UXP is the evolution of the enterprise portal to support a variety of consumer web technologies that affect how people interact with the web today.
Greetings, readers! Over the past couple weeks I've had a few departures from typical JRuby development. I consider it a working vacation.