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Azul Systems and Twitter Elected to the JCP Executive Committee, VMware No Longer Represented

by Charles Humble Follow 368 Followers on  Nov 03, 2011

Twitter and Azul Systems have been elected to serve on the JCP Executive Committee for Java SE/EE, on voting percentages of 32% and 19% respectively. Both firms have also joined the OpenJDK project. VMware is no longer represented.

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Apache TomEE Certified Web Profile Compatible

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 05, 2011 4

Yesterday at JavaOne, the Apache Foundation announced the availability of the Apache TomEE stack, a Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible Implementation.

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InvokeDynamic and Javascript: New Compiler Dyn.js, Oracle Nashorn and Rhino

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 02, 2011

Dyn.js is a new implementation of Javascript for Java. It makes use of Java 7's new features for dynamic languages (invokedynamic, Method Handles). InfoQ talked to dyn.js creator Douglas Campos about the reasons to create another Javascript for the JVM (next to Rhino and the announced Oracle Nashorn) and implementation details of dyn.js.

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

by Rick Hightower  Followers 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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Looking Past Lambda

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 19, 2011 6

A view to the future after project Lambda has been shared on the Lambda-Dev mailing list, hinting at a more functional Java in future with the possibility of functional types post Java 8.

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JCP.next Public Review

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 18, 2011

Oracle have announced a public review for JCP.next, which aims to increase transparency by forcing discussions to happen in the open and use publicly viewable issue trackers. However, it does not address the key issues with the JSPA which led to complaints about the JCP earlier this year.

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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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JavaSE 7 JSR Approved Despite Division

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 08, 2011 3

Oracle has announced that the JavaSE 7 governing JSR (336) has passed the public review ballot. Google voted against the vote, Werner Keil abstained, and no vote was received from Credit Suisse. Many others adding their concerns regarding the ongoing licensing dispute between Sun/Oracle and Apache.

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Requirements of a Standard Java Module System

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  May 26, 2011 2

Yesterday, Mark Reinhold posted the first public draft of the future of modularity in Java. As it is a draft, there are a handful of issues that still need to be agreed on - but it represents the consensus of what modularity in Java should look like. And with IBM being involved, there's more emphasis on interoperability with OSGi than there has been in the past.

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Oracle Proposes Improvements to JCP

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  May 18, 2011 3

Yesterday, Oracle announced the start of JSR.next, also known as JSR 348, to upgrade the current JCP to force more openness and transparency. Read on to find out more.

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Creating a new JVM language

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 18, 2011 3

Creating a new JVM based language has recently hit the for with the news of the proposed Ceylon project. In fact, the JVM already has a diverse set of languages, both statically typed and dynamically typed. What does it take for a new language to hit the mark?

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IBM Releases New 64-bit Java SDK for z/OS

by Charles Humble Follow 368 Followers on  Mar 23, 2011

IBM has released two new Java 6 SDKs based on its J9 VM, to take advantage of enhancements to z/OS Java security and the new z196 instructions.

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Oracle's Java EE 7 Plans Include Adding Cloud and HTML5 Support to the Platform

by Charles Humble Follow 368 Followers on  Mar 15, 2011 2

Oracle filed the umbrella JSR for Java EE 7 last week, and the specification has now passed the initial review ballot stage. The overarching themes are emerging web technologies, cloud computing, and continued ease of use improvements including an overhaul to the JMS API. Elsewhere, JPA is scheduled to receive attention, and Oracle is talking about plans to revive the long dormant JCACHE JSR.

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Oracle Nominates SouJava to Replace Apache on the JCP EC

by Charles Humble Follow 368 Followers on  Jan 31, 2011

Oracle has announced plans to nominate one of the world's largest Java user groups, SouJava, to the JCP Executive Committee

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The State of JRuby: 1.6 RC1, JSR 292 and NIO2 in Java 7, 1.9.2 Support

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 16, 2011

The first RC for JRuby 1.6 is out and brings improved Ruby 1.9.2 compatibility, experimental C extensions support, improved Windows support, Ruby Gems Maven support, performance and profiling improvements and more. InfoQ talked to JRuby's Charles Nutter about JRuby 1.6, the impact of Java 7 on JRuby, new language features in Ruby and much more.

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