Today at EclipseCon, Oracle announced the launch of the Java 8 platform, bringing Lambdas and Streams to the language as well as fixing some long-standing issues with the JVM. Read on to find out more about the release.
During this year's JavaOne conference, Oracle engineers unveiled a prototype tablet made with off-the-shelf parts and an interface built on Java SE 8. The "DukePad", as it is known, was revealed to attendees during the conference's technical keynote.
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.
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.
Mark Reinhold introduced the second public draft of the OpenJDK Community Bylaws last week, clearing the way for OpenJDK 8 projects to begin.
The legal case between Google and Oracle has been reduced in scope, just as Oracle subpoenas Apache to provide information about the Harmony project.
eBaypenSurce.org made an appearance on the open source scene with the announcement of Project Turmeric. Turmeric is a comprehensive set of design and runtime tools for a SOA implementation. Does this signal a growing trend of non-ISVs in democratizing tooling?
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.
Oracle has announced the umbrella JSRs for Java 7/8, covering a number of the features known from the earlier Plan B. This includes Project Coin for Java 7 and Project Lambda for Java 8, as well as specific reference to OSGi for the Java 8 modularity JSR. But it also includes fields of use restrictions for the JSR TCK. Read on to find out what's included.
In an unprecedented move, the Apache Software Foundation has announced its intention to terminate its relationship with the JCP if the rights as implementers of Java specifications are not upheld. If that's the case, they argue, then the JCP specifications are nothing more than proprietary documentation. What does this mean for the future of Java and the JCP?
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.
The need for machine-learning techniques like clustering, collaborative filtering, and categorization has steadily increased the last decade along with the number of solutions needing quick and efficient algorithms to transform vast amounts of raw data into relevant information. Apache Mount 0.3 has been announced on March, adding more functionality, stability and performance.
In the two years since its creation, the OpenJDK Governance Board has failed to deliver the Constitution for the OpenJDK Community which it was set-up to produce, and two of the seven positions on the board have never been filled. Despite this Sun Microsystems has now extended the life of the board for another twelve months as it switches focus back to constitutional issues.
Geir Magnusson answers questions about the definition of Cloud Computing, how cloud computing affects application development, concerns about vendor lock-in, the impact of open source for in Java evolution, Apache Harmony, and Apache Geronimo projects.
InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview release and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about version 1 expected this autumn.