The Java Identity API provides a framework for representing and interacting with identity attributes in Java applications. Ron Monzillo, specification lead for JSR 351, the spec for this API, spoke at the JavaOne 2011 Conference last week about the JSR proposal scope, its current state and future plans for the specification.
After a difficult first year in charge of JavaOne in 2010, most people I spoke to at JavaOne this year felt Oracle was having more success with the conference this time round. The vendor really needed to show a broad spectrum of the Java community that it had successfully integrated Sun's Java teams, and was starting to drive the platform forward again, and it succeeded in those aims.
Yesterday at JavaOne, the Apache Foundation announced the availability of the Apache TomEE stack, a Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible Implementation.
ZeroTurnaround have compared and contrasted the state of the technologies used for software development, and analyzed the tool-usage aspect of Indian productivity. The survey covers application servers (containers), IDEs, frameworks and build tools used by Java teams across India and globally.
It was announced today (October 3rd, 2011) at JavaOne that Heroku, SalesForce.com's recently acquired PaaS provider, is getting Scala support. Heroku is teaming up with Typesafe to add Scala support to the Heroku platform. Typesafe, "the Scala company", was co-founded by Scala creator Martin Odersky.
Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect for Java at Oracle, gave details of developments in Java 8 and beyond, and announced the GA release of JavaFX 2.0 during his keynote session at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
CloudBees continue to deepen their support for Java with the first production-ready Platform as a Service to support the Java EE 6 Web Profile Specification