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Google Previews Java 7 Support for App Engine

by Charles Humble on  Nov 07, 2012

Google has included a preview of the forthcoming support for Java 7 in the October update to their Platform-as-a-Service App Engine

Oracle Honors London Java Community, Gosling at JavaOne

by Michael Floyd on  Oct 04, 2012 3

Today’s Java Community Keynote honored recipients of this year’s Duke’s Choice awards including the London Java Community for its innovative Adopt a JSR program. James Gosling showed of Liquid Robotics’ new robot, Wave Glider, that harnesses ocean wave energy. Other recipients included the Apache Hadoop project, AgroSense, Duchess, NATO, and Parleys.com. This year’s student winner is Ram Kashyap.

New Date and Time API Looks Set for Java 8

by Charles Humble on  Sep 19, 2012 5

Following refactoring work carried out over the summer to simplify and refine the API, JSR 310, the long running Java Specification Request led by Stephen Colebourne to replace Java's complex date APIs, has been added to the feature list for Java 8. It is expected to arrive in January 2013’s milestone 6 release.

JDK Enhancement Process

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 28, 2011

In the middle of this year, Oracle launched a new process called the JDK Enhancement Process, or JEP for short. What is it all about?

Apache Harmony Finale

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 04, 2011 1

The Apache Harmony PMC initiated a vote earlier this week to begin the process of moving the codebase into the Apache Attic and disbanding the PMC. With 18 for and 2 against, the result will be that the Apache Harmony project will be wound up and placed in the Attic for posterity.

IBM Releases JDK 7

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 03, 2011 2

IBM have announced the availability of IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7 for both their AIX platform and the Linux platform. The SDK is available for download from developerWorks and brings the compiler and runtime to the same level as found in OpenJDK.

Adam Messinger Talks to InfoQ About Java 7 and 8

by Charles Humble on  Aug 01, 2011

Following on from last week's release of Java 7, InfoQ spoke to Adam Messinger, Vice President of Development in the Fusion Middleware group at Oracle, to get more information about the release and Oracle's plan for Java 8.

Java SE 7 Released: First Major Update Since December 2006

by Charles Humble on  Jul 28, 2011 1

Java 7 is generally available from today, the first release of the Java platform since Oracle's acquisition of Sun. The release includes a number of small but welcome changes to the language, incorporates a new file API and the Fork/Join Framework, and improves dynamic language support on the JVM.

OpenJDK to be Java SE 7 Reference Implementation, Bylaws Ratified by Oracle

by Charles Humble on  Jun 30, 2011

The OpenJDK Community Bylaws have been ratified, with 70 votes in favour, no votes against, and nine abstentions. 61 of the votes in favour were from Oracle employees.

JavaSE 7 JSR Approved Despite Division

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 08, 2011 3

Oracle has announced that the JavaSE 7 governing JSR (336) has passed the public review ballot. Google voted against the vote, Werner Keil abstained, and no vote was received from Credit Suisse. Many others adding their concerns regarding the ongoing licensing dispute between Sun/Oracle and Apache.

OpenJDK Bylaws Delay JDK 8 Project, Slightly

by Michael Floyd on  May 24, 2011

Mark Reinhold introduced the second public draft of the OpenJDK Community Bylaws last week, clearing the way for OpenJDK 8 projects to begin.

Oracle Have Released NetBeans 7.0 with Support for the JDK7 Developer Preview and HTML5

by Charles Humble on  Apr 20, 2011

With today's release of NetBeans 7.0, NetBeans becomes the first open source IDE to support JDK 7. Other highlights include Maven 3 integration and HTML5 support.

Oracle Seeking Community Input for JDK 8

by Charles Humble on  Apr 06, 2011

With Java 7 now feature complete, Oracle is asking for input from the community for the next release, scheduled for late 2012. We take a look at what is likely to be in, and the overall direction of travel for Java 8.

Oracle Announces the JDK 7 Developer Preview but Licensing Concerns Persist

by Charles Humble on  Feb 24, 2011

Oracle's Mark Reinhold has announced that the JDK 7 Developer Preview build (milestone 12) is now available and the firm is keen to hear developer feedback. The majority of Java IDEs are also moving rapidly to support the new features of Java 7. However concern has been expressed in some quarters over the pre-release software evaluation license terms.

Oracle Issues Draft OpenJDK Bylaws

by Charles Humble on  Feb 04, 2011 1

Oracle has issued a first draft set of the bylaws that it hopes will guide the processes of the OpenJDK. These governance issues were originally supposed to have been solved by the OpenJDK interim governance board, which Sun created in May 2007, but despite an extension the board was unable to complete the work.

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