Sun Developer Network is hosting a two-part article on real-time Java systems which covers threading, memory, and garbage-collection issues, and introduces the Sun Java RTS platform.
BEA recently announced WebLogic Event Server, a Java application server designed for event-driven applications and WebLogic Real Time 2.0 a new release of BEA's real-time technology.
Yesterday at Java One Sun finally announced the first implementation of JSR-1, the Real-time Specification for Java, since it was finalized in July of 2006.
The Javolution project has recently released version 4.0. Javolution is a real-time library aiming to make Java applications faster and more time predictable. The new version includes enhanced XML support and even faster object recycling.