Java 8 Auto-Update, Java 7 End of Public Update

by Bienvenido David on  Jan 26, 2015 1

Oracle has started auto-updating JRE 7 to JRE 8. Auto-update was turned on in January 20, 2015 and affects Windows 32-bit and OS X users who use Java's auto-update mechanism. This is not a silent upgrade and requires user permission. JRE 8 was released on March 2014 and has been the default version on since October 2014.

Google App Engine Adds Support for Java 7

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2013

Google App Engine introduces experimental support for Java 7, Cloud Endpoints, and Cloud Messaging Service for Android.

Java 7 Now Includes JavaFX

by Charles Humble on  Dec 30, 2011 16

Just before Christmas, Oracle released a second update to Java SE 7, and a 30th for Java SE 6. As part of the Java 7 release, the Java Development Kit (JDK) now includes the SDK for developing JavaFX applications and, the JavaFX Runtime is now installed with the JRE.

JSR-107, JCache: Alive and Going to be Part of Java EE 7

by Rick Hightower on  Aug 31, 2011 5

Distributed caching is the tip of the spear for performance, yet Java does not have a standard API. JSR-107 has gained some notoriety over the years because its old yet not done. Given the increased demand for caching, it seems JSR-107 will finally see the light of day, and be part of Java EE 7. InfoQ caught up with Greg Luck, JSR-107 specification and Ehcache lead developer to discuss.

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