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Coverity Scan Gets Better with Java, Apache Hadoop, HBase and Cassandra Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 02, 2014

The recently released open source scan report by Coverity mainly detected and fixed Resource Leaks, Null Pointer and Control Flow issues besides several other issues. It also scanned the source code of Linux and fixed several bugs.

Oracle Releases Java 8 at EclipseCon

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 18, 2014 7

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.

Open Source Tablet Unveiled at JavaOne

by Dan Woods on  Sep 26, 2013

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.

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.

OpenJDK to be Java SE 7 Reference Implementation, Bylaws Ratified by Oracle

by Charles Humble on  Jun 30, 2011

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.

OpenJDK Bylaws Delay JDK 8 Project, Slightly

by Michael Floyd on  May 24, 2011

Mark Reinhold introduced the second public draft of the OpenJDK Community Bylaws last week, clearing the way for OpenJDK 8 projects to begin.

Google and Oracle Case Reduced

by Alex Blewitt on  May 05, 2011

The legal case between Google and Oracle has been reduced in scope, just as Oracle subpoenas Apache to provide information about the Harmony project.

Project Turmeric: eBay Open Source Launches with SOA Platform

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Feb 07, 2011

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 Issues Draft OpenJDK Bylaws

by Charles Humble on  Feb 04, 2011 1

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 Announces JSRs for Java 7 and Java 8

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 17, 2010 8

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.

Apache Threatens to Leave JCP

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 10, 2010 11

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?

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.

Mahout 0.3: Open Source Machine Learning

by Gilad Manor on  Apr 19, 2010 1

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.

OpenJDK Governance Board's Life is Extended Despite Lack of Delivery

by Charles Humble on  May 13, 2009

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.

Interview: Geir Magnusson on Cloud Computing

by Dave West on  May 05, 2009 1

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.

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