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Oracle Confirms Delayed Schedule for Java 9

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 23, 2015 1

In a recent communication, Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, suggested a six-month delay for the general availability of Java 9 so as to allow some extra time to finish project Jigsaw. After deliberation, the delay was accepted, setting the general availability of Java 9 to March 2017.

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Java 9 Delayed By 6 Months?

by Ben Evans Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 01, 2015 3

Oracle's Java Chief Architect Mark Reinhold has proposed delaying the release of Java 9 for 6 months to allow for more complete testing of the modularity features at the heart of the release.

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Lightweight, Embeddable VM Avian Supports 64-Bit iOS Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 02, 2015 2

Avian is a lightweight, portable, embeddable virtual machine that aims to support a reduced subset of Java on iOS alongside Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Version 1.2 added support for ARM64 on Linux and iOS.

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QCon SF 2015 Update: Workshops at a glance (Nov 19-20)

by Wesley Reisz Follow 15 Followers on  Aug 13, 2015

At QCon San Francisco, we offer two days of workshops (Nov 19-20). Workshops focus on developing the technical skills that leverage technologies you heard about from our expert practitioners during the conference sessions. Here is a glimpse at some of the experts you can learn from QCon SF ‘15 workshops.

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Frege: a Haskell-like Language for the JVM

by Sergio De Simone Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 12, 2015 1

Frege, named after the German mathematician Gottlob Frege, is a purely functional, strongly typed language for the JVM that is so similar to Haskell that “most idiomatic Haskell code will run unmodified or with only minimal, obvious adaptions”. InfoQ has spoken with Ingo Wechsung, Frege’s creator.

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Oracle Confirms G1 as Default Garbage Collector for Java 9

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 12, 2015

As previously mentioned on InfoQ, Oracle had proposed JEP 248, about making G1 the default garbage collector, to be included in the list of JEPs targeting Java 9; recently, Oracle has confirmed such decision and made it official. The decision triggered a lengthy debate in the HotSpot’s email discussion list, which concluded with a provision to defer the change if G1 proves not to be fully ready.

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Oracle Proposes G1 as the Default Garbage Collector for Java 9

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 14, 2015 8

Oracle is considering including JEP 248, making G1 the default garbage collector on server configurations, into the list of JEPs targeting Java 9. The decision has triggered some debate among the Java community, with many arguing that the CMS collector could have been more suitable.

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Java Turns 20

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  May 23, 2015 1

Twenty years ago today, Java's first alpha release was unleashed upon the world on Solaris. InfoQ looks back at the history of Java and what it has conquered since.

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Java 7 Reaches End of Life

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  May 05, 2015 5

Oracle has ceased public availability of security fixes and upgrades for Java 7, urging users to migrate to Java 8 or to purchase commercial long-term support for Java 7.

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Leveraging Nashorn at Netflix

by Matt Raible Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 26, 2015 1

Netflix recently hosted the Silicon Valley Java User Group to talk about Nashorn, "The Hidden Weapon of JDK 8." In this presentation the Netflix Partner Tools team described how they’ve started leveraging JavaScript in their services.

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Plumbr Shifts Focus to Become a JVM Monitoring Solution

by Simon Maple Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 15, 2014 1

Plumbr shift its flagship product from a memory-leak tool to a JVM monitoring solution, adding thread contention detection, inefficient GC behaviour monitoring, and historical JVM data. InfoQ talks with Pritt Potter about this decision.

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More Java 9 Features Announced

by Ben Evans Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 19, 2014 17

Oracle have announced more features to be delivered as part of JDK 9, including Unified JVM Logging and fine-grained control over the JIT compiler. Primitive specialization of generics is pushed out to JDK 10, however.

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Oracle Commit to Java Modularity

by Ben Evans Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 17, 2014 4

Oracle have announced the second set of enhancement proposals (known as JEPs) that will deliver features for Java 9, including major news about Java modularity.

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The Future of Scala

by Matt Raible Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 27, 2014 1

The Scala Team recently published a "Scala: Next Steps" article describing the future of the language, and detailing the features of the next three major Scala releases and main goals: to make the language and its libraries simpler to understand, more robust, and better performing.

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Oracle Announces First Java 9 Features

by Ben Evans Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 18, 2014

Oracle has announced the first set of enhancement proposals that will deliver features for Java 9. They include HTTP/2 support, enhanced JSON support and a first step towards modularity.

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