Java EE next release will support cloud computing, multi-tenancy, elasticity and caching features. Oracle team presented the future product roadmaps for Java ME, SE and EE platforms at JavaOne 2011 Conference on Tuesday. Twitter also announced during the keynote that they are joining Java Community Process (JCP) and OpenJDK project.
Last week, Oracle released Java7 to great acclaim. However, an issue identified by the Apache Lucene project pointed to a specific hotspot optimisation bug which kicks in when a loop is executed more than 10,000 times. How serious is this issue, and does it warrant the kind of negative press that has been played out over the last few days?
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 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.
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'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 has released a hotfix for a recently re-discovered decade-old bug in the Java platform which could be used for denial of service attacks on servers. The fix was issued in record time.
The JDK 7 project says it has shipped the first feature complete build of JDK 7, tracking close to the expected schedule.
Oracle and IBM have today jointly announced that IBM will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the Java platform, starting with the recently revised JDK 7.
Last week saw London's OSGi Community Event, in conjunction with JAX London. The conference presentations covered a wide range of environments, from Java EE migrations and cloud computing, down to embedded devices and Android.
Modularity, integration and serviceability are some of the main goals for future releases of Java SE, Java EE and Java for Embedded Platforms. Mark Reinhold, Roberto Chinnici and Greg Bollella spoke at JavaOne 2010 Conference General Session on new Java technologies and features in JSE, JEE, and Java Embedded Systems.
At Monday's JavaOne keynote in San Francisco, Oracle EVP Thomas Kurian highlighted Oracle's plans for the Java platform with a three-year roadmap and demos of JavaFX and other technologies. Elsewhere it announced plans for JavaFX 2.0 and the decision to drop JavaFX Script.
Having acquired Instantations Java tooling arm last month, Google has now released their tools for free via the Google WebToolkit project. This includes the high-quality WindowBuilder Pro, which can create GUIs in SWT, Swing and GWT, as well as GWT Designer for rapid GWT development, CodePro AnalytiX for automated software quality, and WindowTester Pro for automated UI testing.
As reported last week, Oracle reacted swiftly to the issues involving the rebranding of the Java 6u21 update. Since then, Oracle have re-spun the Java install, and for Windows machines, the released build is now 1.6.0_21-b07. Oracle should be commended for reacting to, and solving, the problem so quickly.
Oracle recently released Java 6 update 21 which had a small but innocuous change in the way that the java.dll was created. Unfortunately, this change impacted Eclipse's startup; but a fix is on the way.