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  • Date and Time Formatting in Java 9 Will Get Closer to Unicode Locale Standards

    Several parsing and formatting changes have been incorporated to bring the functionality closer to Unicode Locale Data Markup Language (LDML). These changes have been supervised by Stephen Colebourne, creator of the popular library JodaTime, precursor of the new java.time component in Java 8. Abiding by the Unicode standard will provide better interoperability with other non-Java systems.

  • Stephen Colebourne/OpenGamma Release ElSql V 1.1

    Stephen Colebourne and OpenGamma released v1.1 of ElSql, a library and DSL for managing SQL in external files. Colebourne is well known for his work as the spec lead of Java Time, a cornerstone of last year's Java 8 release, and for his creation of the Joda Time and Joda Money API's.

  • Joda-Time 2.4 - New Methods, Improved Concurrency and Performance

    The Joda-Time 2.4 date and time Java library has been released. It's the first Joda-Time release for 2014, and it contains enhancements, bug fixes and a time zone update. No deprecations have been introduced. Joda-Time 2.4 is released under the Apache License Version 2 and requires JDK 5+.

  • Oracle Reinstates Free Time Zone Updates for Java 7

    The internet has been buzzing this week with the news that Oracle has ceased to provide free time zone updates outside of the standard JDK release cycle. However, at the end of yesterday the firm appeared to have a change of heart.

  • Java Time API Now In Java 8

    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.

  • New Date and Time API Looks Set for Java 8

    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.

  • JSR 310 Date and Time API for Java

    Stephen Colebourne, lead of the JSR 310 Date and Time API, has recently published an Early Draft Review of the proposed additions and changes to the Java language. InfoQ caught up with Stephen at QCon London to find out more about the project.

  • JSR-310 Announced: Date and Time API

    Stephen Colebourne has announced JSR 310, a new Date and Time API, to be based on Joda-Time and hopefully shipping in Java 7. As the JSR reads, the goal is to provide a more advanced and comprehensive model for date and time than those found in the Date and Calendar APIs.

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