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Oracle Announced Plans to Open Source All Features of Their JDK and Address Shortcomings in Java EE

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 11, 2017

During the opening keynote at JavaOne this year, Oracle announced plans to release Java SE under GPL and to open-source all the features in Oracle’s JDK.  The vendor also admitted that Java EE wasn’t fit for the new world of microservices and serverless, and talked about plans to address the issue.  Case studies on modern microservices architectures were provided by Alibaba and Spotify.

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JetBrains Elected to the JCP Executive Committee

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 18, 2017 1

In a recent special election, JetBrains was elected to the JCP Executive Committee to fill one of the seats vacated by Ericsson and TOTVS. Trisha Gee, developer and technical advocate at JetBrains, spoke to InfoQ about this latest milestone for JetBrains, what they plan to accomplish, the recent JSR 376 vote, and plans for future development.

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Java Module Platform System (JSR 376) Passes the Public Review Reconsideration Ballot

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

Almost two months after the failure of the original JSR 376 public review ballot to pass, the JCP executive committee has now overwhelmingly passed the recent reconsideration ballot. Tim Ellison, senior technical staff member at IBM, and Martijn Verburg, co-founder of the London Java Community and CEO of jClarity, spoke to InfoQ about the significant changes that led to a successful vote.

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JCP EC Votes against the Java Platform Module System

by Charles Humble Follow 798 Followers on  May 09, 2017

Today, the results of the JCP Executive Committee vote on JSR-376 (Java Platform Module System, commonly known as Jigsaw), was published on the Java Community Process page. There were 10 votes for the proposal and 13 votes against the public review.

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Mark Reinhold Confirms JPMS (Jigsaw) Will Be Submitted for Public Review, Despite Community Concerns

by Charles Humble Follow 798 Followers on  May 04, 2017 1

Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, has confirmed that Jigsaw will be submitted for public review, despite IBM and RedHat's concerns.

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IBM and Red Hat to Vote "No" on Java Modules (Jigsaw)

by Charles Humble Follow 798 Followers on  May 01, 2017 21

InfoQ has previously reported on the developing situation regarding JSR 376 - the Java Platform Module System, commonly called "Project Jigsaw". Now, in a highly unusual move, IBM and Red Hat have both publicly announced that they will vote "no" on Jigsaw in its current form.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day Two Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Day One of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held on Tuesday, April 18 in Philadelphia, PA. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Monica Beckwith (JVM consultant at Oracle), Yehuda Katz (co-creator of Ember.js), and Jessica Kerr (lead engineer at Atomist).

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Java 9 Enters First Bug Fixing Round

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017 4

Java 9 is now officially feature complete, meaning the first bug-fixing phase has started. HTTP/2 Client didn't make it on time for the deadline and has been downgraded to an incubating feature. Since the objective now is to prepare Java 9 for general availability in July, it is very unlikely that any new JEP will be added at this point.

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Latest Java 9 Schedule Appears to Be at Risk from the Outset

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 09, 2016 7

After approving the feature extension process, Oracle has confirmed July 2017 as release date for Java 9. Similar to a previous estimation by InfoQ, the new schedule involves a longer wait time for feature extension and impacted testing phases which may impose a risk. Early, informal testing might be in place to compensate.

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Gluon Announces Full Java 9 Mobile Initiative

by Victor Grazi Follow 19 Followers on  Jun 10, 2016 2

Gluon is making Java 9 development available to iOS and Android developers in the form of their Gluon VM project, a full Java 9 native port.

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Java 9 Will Remove CORBA from Default Classpath

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 07, 2016

As part of the ongoing transition to the module system, CORBA and other Java EE modules won't be included in the default classpath from Java 9 onwards. These modules will still be available, but specific command line flags will have to be used to be able to use them. The change will only affect non-modular applications targeting Java 9, for modular ones already need to indicate their dependencies.

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Initial Implementation of Module System Pushed to JDK 9 build 111

by Monica Beckwith Follow 537 Followers on  Mar 28, 2016

Project Jigsaw has been in the works for a while now. On March 22nd 2016, an initial implementation of 'Module System' which is the last major component of Project Jigsaw, was pushed to JDK 9 in early access build 111.

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Jigsaw Finally Arrives in JDK 9

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 11, 2016

Alan Bateman has sent a mail to the JDK-9 development list, indicating that a snapshot of Jigsaw will be integrated later this month. InfoQ looks in deeper to see what this will mean.

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Oracle's OpenJDK Cleanup of "Unsafe" Implementation

by Monica Beckwith Follow 537 Followers on  Feb 29, 2016

As Java 9 approaches general availability, many of the defining JEPs are starting to take final shape. JEP 260 (Encapsulate Most Internal APIs) proposes to expose the functionality of the controversial sun.misc.Unsafe class via variable handles, and a new posting to the JDK Bug tracker proposes further optimizations and cleanups for Unsafe.

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