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Removal of sun.misc.Sort and sun.misc.Compare in Java 8

by Bienvenido David on  Sep 09, 2013

Oracle is removing the sun.misc.Compare interface and sun.misc.Sort class in Java 8. These are old, residual classes that are no longer used within the JDK. sun.misc.Compare is an interface that allows you to compare two Objects and return an int. sun.misc.Sort is a class that takes in a sun.misc.Compare and sorts an Object array using the quicksort algorithm.

JDK 8 (Almost) Feature Complete

by Bienvenido David on  Jun 06, 2013

JDK 8 has reached Milestone 7 in JDK 8 build b91. M7 is the Feature Complete milestone, where all features and unit tests have been implemented and integrated. Unfortunately, not all features were delivered on time. Three JEPs (JDK Enhancement Proposal) are still in progress, althought they are estimated to be completed for JDK build b93.

Spring Framework 4.0 Announced

by Victor Grazi on  Jun 04, 2013 7

After nearly four years the popular Spring Framework is getting ready for an upgrade from version 3 to version 4.

Red Hat Takes Over Leadership of OpenJDK 6

by Charles Humble on  Mar 12, 2013 1

Red Hat have announced that they are taking over support of OpenJDK 6, just days after Oracle posted what it says will be the final freely available update, number 43, to its commercial Java 6 development kit.

Oracle Announces Open Source JavaFX for iOS and Android

by Charles Humble on  Feb 13, 2013 1

Oracle has announced plans to open source the iOS and Android implementations of its JavaFX UI platform "over the next couple of months", allowing developers to use the technology to write cross-platform applications for those platforms for the first time.

Java Time API Now In Java 8

by Bienvenido David on  Feb 08, 2013 9

ThreeTen, the reference implementation of JSR 310 Date and Time API, is now included in JDK 8 build 75. The Java Time API for JDK 8 is under the package java.time, moving away from the javax.time package of earlier implementations. All the Java Time classes are immutable and thread-safe, based on the ISO 8601 calendar system, the de facto world calendar following the proleptic Gregorian rules.

Nashorn Voted In as a Successor to Rhino in the OpenJDK Project

by Abhay Bakshi on  Jan 17, 2013

The current OpenJDK members have voted Oracle's Project Nashorn, a new JVM-based JavaScript implementation, as a successor to Rhino which is the current JVM JavaScript implementation. Nashorn is due for release with Java 8 in late 2013. It allows JavaScript to be embedded in Java applications and to develop standalone JavaScript applications.

Nashorn Proposed as Replacement JavaScript Engine for OpenJDK

by Charles Humble on  Nov 29, 2012

Oracle's multi-language lead Jim Laskey has proposed a new JVM-based JavaScript implementation, Nashorn, as an OpenJDK project.

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.

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