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Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 21, 2012

JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

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New Date and Time API Looks Set for Java 8

by Charles Humble Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 19, 2012 5

Following refactoring work carried out over the summer to simplify and refine the API, JSR 310, the long running Java Specification Request led by Stephen Colebourne to replace Java's complex date APIs, has been added to the feature list for Java 8. It is expected to arrive in January 2013’s milestone 6 release.

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Project Lambda Mailing Lists to be Made Public

by Charles Humble Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 19, 2012 5

Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect at Oracle and specification lead for the Lambda expressions project, has announced that mailing lists for JSR 335 will be made publicly available.

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Reactions to Mark Reinhold's Recent Announcement of Project Jigsaw's Delay

by Victor Grazi Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 27, 2012 15

Java developers across the ecosystem have been swift to react to Mark Reinhold's announcement last week that project Jigsaw, Oracle's planned modularity framework for Java, will now be delayed until Java 9.

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Jigsaw Deferred until Java SE 9

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 17, 2012 6

Mark Reinhold has announced on his blog that the Java Jigsaw modularity proposal has been moved from inclusion in Java SE 8 and deferred into Java SE 9. This will allow Java SE 8 to be released on schedule in August 2013, whilst the modularity proposal can be refined with wider visibility for inclusion in August 2015's Java SE 9 release.

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NetBeans 7.1 Shipped with JavaFX 2.0 and CSS3 Support

by Charles Humble Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 05, 2012

Oracle have today released NetBeans 7.1, with a strong emphasis on GUI enhancements. The product includes developer support for JavaFX 2.0, significant updates to the Swing Builder (Matisse), and tools for visual debugging of both JavaFX and Swing user interfaces. For web GUI, NetBeans continues to flesh out its already strong HTML 5 coverage, adding support for CSS3.

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Java 7 Now Includes JavaFX

by Charles Humble Follow 16 Followers 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.

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State of Performance and Stability in Java 7 Update 1

by Fabian Lange Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 21, 2011 1

On October 18th, Oracle released Java 7 Update 1, bringing Java 7 much needed stability and fixing a critical issue. InfoQ takes a look at what new performance improvements are included.

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OpenSim 2.4 - Open Source Software for Modeling & Simulating Movement

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 03, 2011

OpenSim represents a freely available open source software system for modeling and simulation of movement. The system is provided by NCSSR (National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research) which denotes a research department within Stanford University, California. The spectrum of possible application domains such as rehabilitation medicine, robotics, or games makes OpenSim interesting.

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Oracle Sets Out Two Year Plan for Client-side Java

by Charles Humble Follow 16 Followers on  Oct 21, 2011 2

Given that Oracle is predominantly focused on enterprise software, it has been tempting to assume that the vendor would largely ignore client-side Java. It became clear at JavaOne this year, however, that Oracle is making a renewed push on the desktop, spearheaded by JavaFX. It will also be open-sourcing the entire JavaFX platform via OpenJDK.

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IBM introduces new Platform-as-a-Service Solution

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 14, 2011

On 12th October IBM has unveiled in New York what the IT company claims to be the industry’s most advanced cloud services and software designed from the ground up for enterprise clients.

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JavaOne 2011 Strategy Keynote: Java ME, SE an EE Future Roadmaps

by Srini Penchikala Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 05, 2011

Java EE next release will support cloud computing, multi-tenancy, elasticity and caching features. Oracle team presented the future product roadmaps for Java ME, SE and EE platforms at JavaOne 2011 Conference on Tuesday. Twitter also announced during the keynote that they are joining Java Community Process (JCP) and OpenJDK project.

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Java7 Hotspot Loop Bug Details

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 01, 2011 3

Last week, Oracle released Java7 to great acclaim. However, an issue identified by the Apache Lucene project pointed to a specific hotspot optimisation bug which kicks in when a loop is executed more than 10,000 times. How serious is this issue, and does it warrant the kind of negative press that has been played out over the last few days?

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Adam Messinger Talks to InfoQ About Java 7 and 8

by Charles Humble Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 01, 2011

Following on from last week's release of Java 7, InfoQ spoke to Adam Messinger, Vice President of Development in the Fusion Middleware group at Oracle, to get more information about the release and Oracle's plan for Java 8.

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Java SE 7 Released: First Major Update Since December 2006

by Charles Humble Follow 16 Followers on  Jul 28, 2011 1

Java 7 is generally available from today, the first release of the Java platform since Oracle's acquisition of Sun. The release includes a number of small but welcome changes to the language, incorporates a new file API and the Fork/Join Framework, and improves dynamic language support on the JVM.

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