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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.

JavaOne 2011 Strategy Keynote: Java ME, SE an EE Future Roadmaps

by Srini Penchikala on  Oct 05, 2011

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.

Java7 Hotspot Loop Bug Details

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 01, 2011 3

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?

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.

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 Releases Hotfix for the Double.parseDouble Bug in Record Time

by Charles Humble on  Feb 10, 2011 2

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.

JDK 7 is Feature Complete

by Charles Humble on  Jan 17, 2011 3

The JDK 7 project says it has shipped the first feature complete build of JDK 7, tracking close to the expected schedule.

IBM Joins OpenJDK

by Alex Blewitt and Charles Humble on  Oct 11, 2010 12

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.

OSGi Community Event

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 06, 2010

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.

JavaOne: Modularity and Integration are Main Goals of Future Java SE, EE and Embedded Platforms

by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 23, 2010

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.

Mobile, JavaFX Emphasized at JavaOne Keynote. JavaFX Script is Dropped

by Tim Cull on  Sep 21, 2010 12

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.

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