Java 9 on the Brink of a Delivery Date and Scope Review

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jul 06, 2016

Following the passing of the May 2016 deadline for a feature complete Java 9, Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform, suggested a method to collectively review all work remaining in unfinished JEPs and decide whether to delay the project further in order to accommodate, or to descope them. Although the process hasn't finished yet, the current state suggests a combination of both.

Initial Implementation of Module System Pushed to JDK 9 build 111

by Monica Beckwith 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.

Oracle Confirms Delayed Schedule for Java 9

by Abraham Marín Pérez 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.

Oracle Carving Strategy for Unsafe Library

by Victor Grazi on  Aug 10, 2015

Oracle carved out some direction for the library class sun.misc.Unsafe, from the unsupported sun.misc package in a blog last week. At issue has been the concern that this heavily used class will have its access severely limited via Project Jigsaw's JDK modularization.

OpenJDK Requesting Community Feedback on Java 9 Features

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 10, 2015

The OpenJDK Adoption Group is requesting community feedback on the newly announced comprehensive list of feature additions, changes and removals projected for Java 9. InfoQ talks to the Java Champions group about what to expect from Java 9 and how to get involved.

JavaOne Press Panel - Community and Java SE

by Ben Evans on  Oct 01, 2014

Oracle execs hail community involvement in success and adoption of Java 8, announce better security features, but small number of new features.

Is Project Jigsaw Back On Track?

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 24, 2014 17

Oracle Chief Java Architect Mark Reinhold reveals the plans and scheduling for Project Jigsaw, the Java modularity initiative, now scheduled for release with Java 9.

Oracle Talks to Architects and Partners About Java 8 in Launch Webinar

by Victor Grazi on  Mar 31, 2014

Almost three years after the release of Java 7, Oracle last week released Java 8, touted as the most revolutionary Java release ever. This week Oracle presented a one-hour public webinar looking into features, background, and community reaction. InfoQ captured some important highlights of the webinar.

AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Jigsaw, Second Cut

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 30, 2013 2

In a mail to the jigsaw-dev list, Mark Reinhold posted news of a reboot of the Jigsaw project to provide modularity for the JDK. Read on to find out more about what's happening, and what to look out for.

Oracle Resurrects getCallerClass, At Least for Now

by Victor Grazi on  Aug 05, 2013 2

Oracle has reversed their decision to remove the method sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass(int) in Java 7u40. The method is planned to remain at least through Java 7.

Bling and the future of IDEs

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 07, 2013 15

At EclipseCon 2013, L33t Labs revealed a port of SWT running on OpenGL, and used it to demonstrate an Eclipse instance with graphical effects animated by the OpenGL hardware. They have recently released a video of the effects shown, but it raises an important question on the UX of future IDEs.

Red Hat Takes Over Leadership of OpenJDK 6

by Charles Humble on  Mar 12, 2013 1

Red Hat have announced that they are taking over support of OpenJDK 6, just days after Oracle posted what it says will be the final freely available update, number 43, to its commercial Java 6 development kit.

Java Time API Now In Java 8

by Bienvenido David on  Feb 08, 2013 9

ThreeTen, the reference implementation of JSR 310 Date and Time API, is now included in JDK 8 build 75. The Java Time API for JDK 8 is under the package java.time, moving away from the javax.time package of earlier implementations. All the Java Time classes are immutable and thread-safe, based on the ISO 8601 calendar system, the de facto world calendar following the proleptic Gregorian rules.

Kaspersky Labs Uncover Java Exploit in the Red October Malware

by Abhay Bakshi on  Feb 08, 2013

The investigating agency Kaspersky Labs uncovered in mid January that the Red October attackers used the Rhino exploit in Java as an additional delivery vector.

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