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Oracle's Head of Security Promises to Fix Issues and Improve Communication

by Charles Humble on  Jan 30, 2013 1

Following a spate of high-profile security issues, Oracle's head of Java Security, Milton Smith, is promising that the vendor will fix issues with the platform, and improve its communication to community members.

Plans for Spring Framework 4.0 Announced - Includes Support for Java SE 8 and Groovy 2

by Charles Humble on  Jan 28, 2013

VMware's SpringSource team have recently announced plans for Spring 4.0, the next update to the framework, with new features including support for Java SE 8, Groovy 2, parts of Java EE 7, and WebSockets. InfoQ spoke to Spring framework co-founder Juergen Hoeller to find out more about the plans.

Updated: Ed Bott Crowns Java the New "Foistware" King

by Charles Humble on  Jan 23, 2013 5

On top of repeated security breaches to the Java browser plug-in, the long-established practice of including unrelated browser add-ons with the Java runtime installer is giving end-users another reason to avoid the Java platform.

Oracle Releases Security Fix for Java 7

by Alex Blewitt on  Jan 14, 2013

Oracle today released Java 7u11 with security fixes for remote code execution vulnerabilities related to escaping the applet sandbox through crafted reflection API calls. Read on to find out more about it, and how to find out if you are affected or not.

Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi on  Oct 21, 2012

JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

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.

Project Lambda Mailing Lists to be Made Public

by Charles Humble on  Sep 19, 2012 5

Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect at Oracle and specification lead for the Lambda expressions project, has announced that mailing lists for JSR 335 will be made publicly available.

Reactions to Mark Reinhold's Recent Announcement of Project Jigsaw's Delay

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 27, 2012 15

Java developers across the ecosystem have been swift to react to Mark Reinhold's announcement last week that project Jigsaw, Oracle's planned modularity framework for Java, will now be delayed until Java 9.

Jigsaw Deferred until Java SE 9

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 17, 2012 6

Mark Reinhold has announced on his blog that the Java Jigsaw modularity proposal has been moved from inclusion in Java SE 8 and deferred into Java SE 9. This will allow Java SE 8 to be released on schedule in August 2013, whilst the modularity proposal can be refined with wider visibility for inclusion in August 2015's Java SE 9 release.

NetBeans 7.1 Shipped with JavaFX 2.0 and CSS3 Support

by Charles Humble on  Jan 05, 2012 7

Oracle have today released NetBeans 7.1, with a strong emphasis on GUI enhancements. The product includes developer support for JavaFX 2.0, significant updates to the Swing Builder (Matisse), and tools for visual debugging of both JavaFX and Swing user interfaces. For web GUI, NetBeans continues to flesh out its already strong HTML 5 coverage, adding support for CSS3.

Java 7 Now Includes JavaFX

by Charles Humble on  Dec 30, 2011 22

Just before Christmas, Oracle released a second update to Java SE 7, and a 30th for Java SE 6. As part of the Java 7 release, the Java Development Kit (JDK) now includes the SDK for developing JavaFX applications and, the JavaFX Runtime is now installed with the JRE.

State of Performance and Stability in Java 7 Update 1

by Fabian Lange on  Nov 21, 2011 5

On October 18th, Oracle released Java 7 Update 1, bringing Java 7 much needed stability and fixing a critical issue. InfoQ takes a look at what new performance improvements are included.

OpenSim 2.4 - Open Source Software for Modeling & Simulating Movement

by Michael Stal on  Nov 03, 2011

OpenSim represents a freely available open source software system for modeling and simulation of movement. The system is provided by NCSSR (National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research) which denotes a research department within Stanford University, California. The spectrum of possible application domains such as rehabilitation medicine, robotics, or games makes OpenSim interesting.

Oracle Sets Out Two Year Plan for Client-side Java

by Charles Humble on  Oct 21, 2011 2

Given that Oracle is predominantly focused on enterprise software, it has been tempting to assume that the vendor would largely ignore client-side Java. It became clear at JavaOne this year, however, that Oracle is making a renewed push on the desktop, spearheaded by JavaFX. It will also be open-sourcing the entire JavaFX platform via OpenJDK.

IBM introduces new Platform-as-a-Service Solution

by Michael Stal on  Oct 14, 2011

On 12th October IBM has unveiled in New York what the IT company claims to be the industry’s most advanced cloud services and software designed from the ground up for enterprise clients.

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