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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.

Article: Java FX Technology Preview

by Charles Humble on  Nov 11, 2008 10

InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview release and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about version 1 expected this autumn.

Article: Java FX Technology Preview

by Charles Humble on  Oct 11, 2008 10

InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview release and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about version 1 expected this autumn.

Comparing Virtual Machine Interfaces

by R.J. Lorimer on  Aug 10, 2008

Andrew John Hughes, one of the OpenJDK Innovators' Challenge finalists, has posted a multi-part comparison of the interface between OpenJDK, GNU Classpath, and their respective virtual machine implementations.

OpenEJB 3.0 Supports DI of Enums and Collections, OSGi and EJB 3.0 features

by Srini Penchikala on  May 05, 2008

The latest version of OpenEJB, an open source lightweight EJB implementation framework, supports Dependency Injection of Enums, Collections and Maps, OSGi, and EJB 3.0 specification. OpenEJB 3.0 final released recently, also supports @EJB references to local interfaces in other EAR files, Transaction Logging and EJBd over HTTP protocol.

Interview: Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

by Ryan Slobojan on  Feb 14, 2008 3

JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.

JavaFX: Current Status and What’s Upcoming

by Jon Rose on  Jan 15, 2008 2

In October, InfoQ.com published an overview of JavaFX. Sun Microsystem’s Chet Haase followed-up to share additional details with InfoQ.com on what’s to come with the addition of JavaFX to the Java platform.

Ari Zilka on Terracotta, Clustering and Open Source

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  Nov 15, 2007

Ari Zilka, co-founder and CTO of Terracotta, spoke with InfoQ about the capabilities of Terracotta, the use cases it supports, and the rationale and impact of taking Terracotta to an open source model.

OpenLogic Launches Free Open Source Library and Knowledge Base

by Mark Figley on  Oct 04, 2007 3

The OpenLogic Exchange, which launched last week, provides a place where companies and developers can find, research, and download certified open source packages. It also has a knowledgebase for each package and provides information on OpenLogic's certification scores, as well as licenses and dependencies between open source packages.

Intalio|BPMS 5.0 released - A full fledged open source BPM system

by Johan Strandler on  Oct 02, 2007 5

Intalio last week released their open source based BPM System - Intalio|BPMS 5.0, including amongst other things a BPMN Editor and a BPEL server engine. The release is a milestone for Intalio in their effort to realise a complete solution for their BPM 2.0 vision. InfoQ took the opportunity to interview Ismael Ghalimi, Intalio CEO, and Arnaud Blandin, EMEA Director, about the new release.

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